• Dennis McCaslin

Pope County arrests seven-time felon for failure to register as sex offender


The Pope County Sheriff Office arrested a 37-year-old registered sex offender on Monday on two counts of violating the sex offender registration process, according to the Pope County Detention Center.


Marcus Wayne Hill was booked into the Pope County Detention Center on the charges at 1:15 p.m. on Monday and is currently being held on a $20,000 bond. Hill does not show up on the Sex Offender Registry for Pope County or the state of Arkansas as of 7 p.m. on Tuesday.


He was booked back in March of this year for failing to register his address and for trying to obtain a drivers license or ID card by providing false information. Hill is considered a habitual offender and has been book for seven felonies in the state of Arkansas in the past.


At least five of those felonies involved failing to register as a sex offender, many of those in Baxter County. The original crime that got him on the Sex Offender list was a Rape that occurred in October of 200 for which Hill drew a ten-year sentence in the Arkansas Department of Corrections.


Before the rape conviction and incarceration in Baxter County, Hill was also arrested and convicted of Burglary and Theft of Property in Marion County in November of 2000.




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