On Friday a Level II Morgan Nick Amber Alert System was issued for a child believed to have been abducted by a registered sex offender. Could a Level I alert have led to the capture of the abductor?
El Dorado Police have found a 21-month-old child reported missing Friday morning. Police say the child is safe.Police say O’Brian Richard was taken from his mother at the Park’s Country Store in El Dorado around 10:45 Friday morning.Friday afternoon, the toddler was apparently dropped off at his grandmother’s home.The child was believed to be with Derrek Lamont Sherrod, a registered sex offender. Officers are still searching for Lamont.
Searches of the Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Registry or the Arkansas Crime Information Center will not display any registration information for him.
Currently, there are a total of 5951 registered sex offenders in Arkansas. How many unregistered is unknown.