by Shannon Cay
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. – The Baxter County Sheriff’s Office is notifying the public of a Registered Sex Offender who has moved to a local address.
The offender, 62-year-old William Hood, has moved to 269 Lanny Lane in Mountain Home.
He has not been assigned a risk level by the state’s Sex Offender Screening and Risk Management Office, however, was convicted of criminal attempt to commit sexual abuse by driving to Little Rock to have sex with a person who he thought was an 11-year-old girl and her mother.
This person is not wanted by law enforcement at this time. Sheriff Montgomery adds, this notification in not intended to increase fear, rather it is the department’s belief an informed public is a safer public.