Area police are looking for a recently convicted sex offender who is considered to be dangerous and avoiding law enforcement.
Timothy Register removed his court-ordered GPS bracelet prior to an upcoming sentencing hearing after being convicted July 24 on four charges of sex-related child abuse.
The Morgan County Sheriff's Office was notified by the Morgan County Prosecuting Attorney's Office on Sunday, Oct. 13 that Register had removed his GPS bracelet, according to a press release from the sheriff's office.
The device was recovered in Eldon. Further investigation and a search of Register's Sunrise Beach residence uncovered a letter stating that he would not return to prison, the press release stated.
Register was scheduled to be sentenced at 9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 17 in Morgan County Circuit Court.
A no bond capias warrant for Register's arrest, signed by Judge Stan Moore, was issued Monday, Oct. 14 for failure to abide a judge's order.
Register was convicted of Statutory Sodomy in the 1st Degree for deviant sexual intercourse with a person under the age of 14 with physical injury/display deadly weapon/dangerous instrument/subject victim internally with a person under the age of 12, Statutory Rape in the 1st Degree for sexual intercourse with a person less than 14 and two counts of Child Molestation in the 1st Degree.
If you see Timothy Register, the public is asked to please take caution and contact the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office at 573-378-5481.