Sheriff John Cottle thanks the Lincoln County community for help in locating absconded sex offender, 43-year-old Byron Heath Tartt, of Elsberry.
Tartt was taken into custody Thursday, August 18, 2016, in Gasconade County without incident. Tartt was convicted of Second Degree Statutory Sodomy of a 14-year-old female victim in Gasconade County in September 1995 and is required to register as a sex offender with the Sheriff’s Office.
Tartt is charged with Felony Failure to Register as a Sex Offender and is currently housed in the Lincoln County Jail under a $10,000.00 cash only bond. Other conditions of bond may apply.