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

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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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