Sex offender charged in MC for failure to register

A Carroll County man, 55-year-old Joe Brian McFarlane of Green Forest, has been arrested in Marion County for failure to register as a sex offender.

According to the probable cause affidavit filed Friday, the Marion County Sheriff's Office was advised in late December McFarlane was working at a local manufacturer and was not registered locally as a sex offender.

A check with Carroll County law enforcement indicated McFarlane was registered there. However, law enforcement in Carroll County was not aware McFarlane was working in Marion County. Further investigation revealed the Green County man was no longer working in Marion County, but believed to still be residing in Yellville.

No details were provided in the affidavit regarding the circumstances leading to McFarlane being required to register.

Online records with the Marion County Detention Center indicate McFarlane was booked into the jail on February 7th and released the same day after posting a $2,500 bond.

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