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Operation Yellow Banks Results

Date of News Release: 05/25/2012

(Henderson, KY) -- Operation Yellow Banks concludes today (05/25/2012) and has been viewed as a success. The weeklong initiative was to verify 100% of all registered sex offenders in both Daviess and Henderson Counties. This operation was conducted in furtherance of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 directly aimed at ensuring compliance with the registry and tracking down those offenders deemed non-compliant. The United States Marshals Service (USMS) is tasked with not only pursuing federal Failure to Register as a Sex Offender charges, but also to assist state and local law enforcement in the maintenance and verification of the state sex offender registry.

The total number of sex offenders registered in Daviess County is 138 and the total number of offenders registered in Henderson County is 76.

Detailed operation synopsis:

  • 42 total federal, state, and local law enforcement officers participated
  • 832 total manpower hours worked
  • 5 State / Local law enforcement agencies participated: Kentucky State Police; Owensboro Police Department; Daviess County Sheriff's Office; Henderson Police Department; Henderson County Sheriff's Office; Commercial Vehicle Enforcement and Kentucky Probation and Parole.
  • Total of 188 operational targets
  • Total of 188 compliance checks executed
  • Total of 21 arrests made
  • Of the 21 arrests made, 12 of those arrests were probable cause arrests for Failure to Comply with Sex Offender Registry
  • Two compliant sex offenders, Edward STATTS and Charles BEAVEN, were arrested on separate charges of Felon in Possession of a Firearm
  • Ralph Turner, a noncompliant offender from Henderson County, was arrested on outstanding warrants for Failure to Comply with Sex Offender Registry by the USMS Southern District of Indiana, and is also pending federal charges of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender (18 USC 2250)
  • 4 offenders listed on the Sex Offender Registry were arrested on charges not related to their compliance
  • A total of 10 items were seized, including: Laptop computers, Cell phones, Drug Paraphernalia, (6) Firearms, and Marijuana
  • A total of 90 criminal counts were charged

DAVIESS COUNTY:

  1. Fuqua, Randy R. ~ Owensboro, KY (SOR # 2226). Arrested: Failure to Comply with the SOR (Class D Felony).
  2. Metcalf, Rachel ~ Owensboro, KY (SOR # 24798). Arrested: Failure to Comply with the SOR (Class D Felony). Metcalf also had a warrant from Ohio, which was served.
  3. Hall, Jeffrey ~ Owensboro, KY (SOR # 5796). Arrested: Failure to Comply with the SOR (Class D Felony).
  4. Shaffer, Thomas R. ~ Owensboro, KY (SOR # 1563). Arrested: Failure to Comply with the SOR (Class D Felony).
  5. Parm, Traveno M. ~ Owensboro, KY (SOR # 44752). Arrested: Failure to Comply with the SOR (Class D Felony).
  6. Sill, Jennifer H. ~ Owensboro, KY (SOR # 20238). Arrested: Failure to Comply with the SOR (Class D Felony).
  7. Adkins, Diana ~ Owensboro, KY (SOR # 30358). Arrested: Failure to Comply with the SOR (Class D Felony).
  8. Goatee, Jeremy ~ Owensboro, KY (SOR # 8412). Arrested: Six (6) counts of Failure to Comply with the SOR (Class D Felony). Kentucky Probation and Parole Violation.

Non-Sex Offender Arrest(s) / Charge(s):

  1. Carter, Cody (19) ~ Owensboro, KY. Arrested: Fifty (50) counts of Possessing of Matter Portraying a Sex Act by a Minor.
  2. Williams, Heather (23) ~ Owensboro, KY. Charged: Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; Possession of Marijuana and Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd. (Misdemeanor charges).
  3. Timmons, Tyler R. ~ Owensboro, KY. Arrested: Warrant served for Contempt of Court; Possession of Marijuana and three (3) counts of Reckless Driving.
  4. Statis, Edward E. ~ Owensboro, KY. Arrested: Three (3) counts of Felon in Possession of a Firearm.
  5. Ingram, Tony ~ Owensboro, KY. Arrested: Failure to Appear warrant.

HENDERSON COUNTY:

  1. Denner II, Richard E. ~ Henderson, KY (SOR # 16756). Charged: Sex Offender Intentionally Using Social Media Network (Misdemeanor).
  2. Floyd, Marvin T. ~ Henderson, KY (SOR # 164). Arrested: Failure to Comply with the SOR 2nd Offense (Class C Felony) and Failure to Surrender Revoked Operators License.
  3. Stone Jr. Kenneth E. ~ Henderson, KY (SOR # 35481). Arrested: Failure to Comply with the SOR (Class D Felony) and Sex Offender Intentionally Using Social Media Network (Misdemeanor).
  4. Turner, Ralph ~ Henderson, KY (SOR # 430). He was located and arrested by the U.S. Marshals in Evansville and extradited to Kentucky. He was charged with Failure to Comply with the SOR (Class D Felony).

Non-Sex Offender Arrest(s) / Charge(s):

  1. Floyd, DeMeeseia S. (23) ~ Henderson, KY. Arrested: Execution of Bench Warrant - Four (4) counts of Theft by Deception-Include Cold Checks U/$500.
  2. McCormick, Damon ~ Henderson, KY. Charged: Cultivation of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Misdemeanors).
  3. Stone, James ~ Henderson, KY. Charged: Cultivating Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Misdemeanors).
  4. Beaven, Charles (42) ~ Henderson, KY. Arrested: Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.

A special thanks to the U.S. Marshal's Service; Kentucky State Police; Owensboro Police Department; Henderson Police Department; Daviess County Sheriff's Office; Henderson County Sheriff's Office; Kentucky State Probation and Parole and Commercial Vehicle Enforcement.

Kentucky Sex Offender Registry link: http://www.kentuckystatepolice.org/sor.htm

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