Cottonwood AZ (October 8, 2012) – The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office is required to release the following information pursuant to ARS 13-3825, the Community Notification on Sex Offenders Law. The sex offender in this publication has indicated that he will be living in the unincorporated area of Yavapai County. It is the responsibility of the Chief Law Enforcement Office having jurisdiction where the offender resides to make notification to the community.
Notification must be made when certain sex offenders are released from Arizona State prison, accepted under an interstate compact or released from the county jail back into the community.
Sex offenders are categorized into three levels: Level One (low risk to the community), Level Two (intermediate risk to the community) and Level Three (high risk to the community).
High risk sex offender 51-year-old Ronald Wayne Smith has been convicted of a sex offense which allows for community notification. Sex offender Smith has advised the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office that he will be living at 1559 South Hogan Lane, Cottonwood, Arizona 86326.
This is individual is not wanted by the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office at this time.
In 1992, Smith was convicted of Sexual Assault in Clark County, Nevada. The victim was an adult female. Smith is considered a Level 3 (high) risk sex offender.
This notification is not intended to increase fear; rather it is the Sheriff’s Office belief that an informed community is a safer community. CITIZEN ABUSES OF THIS INFORMATION TO THREATEN, INTIMIDATE OR HARASS SEX OFFENDERS WILL NOT BE TOLERATED.
The YCSO would like to remind the public of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification program available at www.ycsoaz.gov. The registry will also provide information about particular sex offenders registered in Yavapai County. For more details about this important public service tool, view the online presentation available by clicking the Sex Offender Registry link at the top of the YCSO home page at www.ycsoaz.gov.
The YCSO Crime Prevention Unit may be reached at 928-771-7441 and is available to help you join or start a neighborhood watch program.
If you have information regarding current criminal activity on this or any other offender, call Yavapai Silent Witness at 800-932-3232. Citizens can also contact the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office with information at 928-771-7441.