NONCOMPLIANCE STING LEADS TO THE ARREST OF SIX SEX OFFENDERS

Andrew Ryan Byron Tartt Charles Hunter Jeffrey Schonhoff Karl Helm Richard Dillard

The Sheriff’s Office Sex Offender Compliance and Narcotics units arrested six sex offenders last week for failing to comply with Missouri State registration requirements. The Sex Offender Compliance Unit tracks approximately 195 sex offenders living in Lincoln County.

As of July, 99.4% of sex offenders living in Lincoln County are compliant with their registration requirements.

The Sex Offender Compliance Unit arrested the following individuals:

59-year-old Charles Hunter, of Elsberry. Charles Hunter was convicted in October 1985, for felony Sexual Assault of a 4-year-old male, in Hillsdale, IL. Hunter is charged with Failure to Register as a Sex Offender and is recently posted a $5,000.00 or 10% Surety bond. Other conditions of bond may apply.

50-year-old Richard Dillard, of Winfield. Richard Dillard was convicted in February 1989, for Second Degree Sexual Abuse of a 14-year-old female, in Lincoln County. Dillard is charged with 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.

31-year-old Karl Helm, of Elsberry. Karl Helm was convicted in September 2011, for felony First Degree Statutory Sodomy and First Degree Child Molestation of a 12-year-old female, in Lincoln County. Helm is charged with Failure to Register as a Sex Offender and is currently housed in the Lincoln County Jail under on a $15,000.00 cash only bond. Other conditions of bond may apply.

26-year-old Andrew Ryan, of Lincoln County. Andrew Ryan was convicted in October 2009 for felony Deviate Sexual Assault of a 13 year-old female, in Lincoln County. Ryan is charged with Failure to Register as a Sex Offender and is currently housed in the Lincoln County Jail under a $15,000.00 cash only bond. Other conditions of bond may apply.

42-year-old Jeffrey Schonhoff, of Moscow Mills. Jeffrey Schonhoff was convicted in March 2004 for two counts of felony First Degree Statutory Sodomy of a 12-year-old male. Schonhoff is charged with Failure to Register as a Sex Offender and posted a $10,000.00 cash only bond. Other conditions of bond may apply.

46-year-old Byron Tartt, of Elsberry. Byron Tartt was convicted in September 1995 for felony Second Degree Statutory Sodomy of a 14-year-old female. Tartt is charged with 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.

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