October 28, 2015

Dog walk by sex offender leads to arrest, court date

10-28-15 Missouri:

Registered sex offender from Clarksville says he was “walking his girlfriend’s dog”

Dennis Lee Pettey, 44, of the 700 block of S. 3rd Street in Clarksville, is back in court after he allegedly violated state law regarding a sex offender being within 500 feet of a park. Pettey, was arrested by Pike County Sheriff Deputy Josh Langley on March 26, 2015.

According to the probable cause statement filed with the Pike County Circuit Clerk’s office, authorities were contacted after another Clarksville-area resident had called the county after spotting a man matching the physical description of Pettey near the playground area of the City Park of Clarksville walking a dog.

After being taken into custody by law enforcement, Pettey said that he had “been walking his girlfriends dog around the park for a couple of days.”

As of Oct. 5, 2015, Pettey was released on bond. His bond had previously been $5,000 with 10 percent cash or surety. ..Source.. by Bowling Green Times

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