Story by Arkansas 911 News Writer Amanda Goodman
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Public Release – HOT SPRING COUNTY SHERIFF DEPARTMENT
Gary Randy McClard, a Level 3 Registered Sex Offender, was taken into custody this afternoon at the Caddo Drive area of Lake DeGray for Failure to Comply with Registration and Reporting Requirements.
This offense is a Class C Felony. Mr. McClard will be held at the Hot Spring County Detention Center on a $5,000 bond.
Sex Offender Level Explanations:
Level 4: Sexually Dangerous Person. These are individuals with impaired judgment or control who have sexual or violent compulsions that they lack the ability to control. This may be due to pedophilia or other disorder of sexual attraction mental illness or personality disorder that distorts thinking, interferes with behavioral control, and predisposes the person to acts of predatory sexual violence.
Level 3: High Level. These individuals usually have histories of repeat sexual offending, and/or strong antisocial, violent or predatory personality characteristics. Sexual compulsions are likely to be present, but may be kept under control when relapse prevention plans are followed and treatment is continued. The offense patterns of these individuals reflect a relatively high probability of re-offense and/or a risk of substantial injury to victims should re-offense occur.
Level 2: Moderate Level. Usually these are individuals with limited or circumscribed prior history of sexual acting out, possess some antisocial personality characteristics, predatory tendencies, or deviant sexual interest or behavioral patterns that increase the general level of risk these offenders pose. They may have mild or well-controlled mental disorders, and/or developmental disabilities.
Level 1: Low Level. Usually these are individuals with no prior history of sexual acting out, and no strong antisocial tendencies, sexual compulsions or psychological factors impairing judgment.
Non-Assessed: This individual has not yet been assigned a Community Notification Level by SOCNA (Sex Offender Community Notification Assessment).