Alton B. Cooke, III
The Sheriff’s Office is notifying the public that a Level 3 Sex Offender (High Risk to Re-Offend) has been released from the Arkansas Department of Corrections and is now residing in Gassville.
NAME: ALTON BRUCE COOKE, III
DATE OF BIRTH: 05/04/1991
HOME ADDRESS: 348 S. Johnson St.
Gassville, Arkansas 72635
The offender was convicted in Marion County, Arkansas on September 5, 2013 of Computer Child Pornography. This offense involved the then 21-year-old offender engaging in sexually explicit conversations via the internet with a 14-year-old female stranger during which he discussed meeting her for sex. The offender was placed on ten years supervised probation.
This person is not wanted by law enforcement at this time. This notification is not intended to increase fear; rather it is our belief that an informed public is a safer public. This information cannot be used to threaten, intimidate, or harass Registered Sex Offenders. Citizen abuse will not be tolerated. Such abuse could potentially end law enforcement’s ability to do community notification.
/s/ John F. Montgomery
Baxter County Sheriff