Clark was convicted of the felony offense of Sexual Assault in the Second Degree in 2008 and was
ordered to register as a sex offender. In November 2012, Clark came to the Newport Police
Department and registered his address as 1004 Village Drive in Newport. Clark was required to verify
his registration again on March 9, 2013.
On March 19, officers from the Department of Community Correction went to Clark's registered
address and were informed by a person there that he had moved and his current whereabouts was
unknown. Newport Police Department Investigators went to the residence several days in a row and
found that the electricity had been turned off and all of the furnishings had been removed from the
On March 25, a felony warrant was issued for Clark. On April 2, officers from the Jackson County
Sheriff's Department and Newport Police Department began a search for Clark and later found him at
1900 North State Street (Kenmont Apartments) hidden in a closet. Clark surrendered and was taken
into custody and transported to the Jackson County Detention Center. In addition to this felony
warrant, Clark was wanted for a misdemeanor warrant from the Newport Police Department and a
felony warrant from the Arkansas Department of Community Correction for a parole violation.
Clark appeared in Newport District Court on April 3 and his bond was set at $75,000. He was ordered
to appear in Jackson County Circuit Court on April 22.