Missing Sex Offender Arrested

Carl R. Penwell was taken into custody without incident Monday evening by Fayette County Sheriff’s deputies at a hotel establishment near Jeffersonville, Ohio.  His capture was directly related to multiple tips received from citizens following the press release.  Sheriff Stanforth and his staff have extended their appreciation to those providing information leading to the arrest.  

Penwell is currently incarcerated in the Fayette County Jail awaiting appearance before the Washington C.H. Municipal Court.

During an address verification check for registered sex offenders residing in Fayette County, deputies discovered that 30-year-old Carl R. Penwell of 2414 Bogus Rd #7, Washington C.H., was not residing at that location as previously reported to the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office.  Additional investigation by deputies has failed to identify the location of Penwell. 


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