In less than 24 hours after we posted the story ofÂ Bradley Calfas, a wanted unregistered sex offender believed to be in our area,Â Sheriff Jody Dotson reported that Calfas was in custody and on his way to theÂ Lawrence County Jail.
Sheriff Dotson said that numerous calls, text andÂ e-mails came in to the office, confirming that Calfas was residing on LawrenceÂ 139 outside Ravenden and was working in Pocahontas. The Lawrence CountyÂ Sheriffâ€™s Office contacted the Pocahontas Police Department and Randolph CountyÂ Sheriffâ€™s Department, officers went to Calfasâ€™ place of employment and placedÂ him under arrest, Lawrence County Deputies then traveled to Pocahontas andÂ returned him back to Lawrence County.
Sheriff Dotson extended a gracious â€œThank Youâ€ to allÂ the readers who helped put this criminal behind bars, he also wished to thankÂ the Pocahontas Police Department and Randolph County Sheriffâ€™s Department forÂ their assistance.
While on a traffic stop inÂ Ravenden on October 9th by Chief Tim McComas of the Ravenden Police Department,Â it was discovered that a resident of Rone Valley Park was an unregistered sexÂ offender.
The offender wasÂ identified as Bradley Calfas, Date of Birth 12/19/1985. Calfas was instructed toÂ comply and register his new address with the Lawrence County Sheriffâ€™s Office,Â according to Sheriff Dotson he has not been seen since. Calfas is described asÂ 5â€™11, 175 lbs Brown hair/Brown eyes.
Calfas has a PocahontasÂ address on his current drivers license but claimed to be living in Rone ValleyÂ Park, he has also had past residences on Lawrence 139 outside Ravenden andÂ Springfield IL. Calfasâ€™ status as a registered sex offender showed him to beÂ registered out of state. Lawrence County has issued a warrant for his arrest andÂ ask the public for assistance. Calfas has a lengthy criminal record includingÂ former drug charges and negligentÂ homicide.