The Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of Gary Blackshear of Walnut Ridge for failure to comply.

The arrest came after the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department received information that Blackshear had refused to comply with the screening process for sex offenders as set out by the State of Arkansas.

The information provided by the State was used to obtain a warrant for Blackshear. Failure to comply is a class C felony. Blackshear was arrested at his residence without incident and transported to the Lawrence County Jail to await a bond hearing according to Captain Jody Dotson of the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department.