Sex offender facing charges of failure to register in Independence County, possession of firearm by certain person


An Independence County man, formerly from south Arkansas, has been charged in Independence County Circuit Court on two filings.

Stephen William Tucker was first charged in 2017 as a sex offender and then last week was charged with failure to register as a sex offender in Independence County and failure to appear — both felonies.

The next filing goes back to a 2018 case in which Tucker was charged with possession of a firearm by a certain person. The new filing includes that charge and also a failure to appear charge — also both felonies.

No bond has been set for Tucker.

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