One arrest made in sweep of registered Bartholomew County sex offenders

One person was arrested after deputies with the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office partnered with members of the U.S. Marshal Service to conduct a county-wide surprise check on registered sex offenders on Thursday, Nov. 14th.

Deputies conducted surprise offender checks on about 100 sex offenders throughout Bartholomew County to determine the validity of information provided by individuals currently registered with Bartholomew County’s Sex Offender Registry.

Convicted sex offenders are required to report any residential and/or employment changes to the Sheriff’s Office within 72 hours of the change.

One arrest was made during the sweep when an offender was found to be in possession of marijuana. Details of that arrest have not yet been released.

Four others were found to be out of compliance with the terms of their registry. This could result in additional charges for them.

Authorities say this sweep was conducted in addition to regular checks that are conducted throughout the year.