A Damascus man, Chad Brock, 28, was arrested by Van Buren County deputies June 15 due to his not complying with the requirement he register as a sex offender.


In the prosecuting attorney’s affidavit, a Van Buren County deputy was contacted by Faulkner County that Brock had a warrant out for parole violation. The officer checked (Damascus being in both Faulkner and Van Buren counties) several times at Brock’s registered address and did not find him there.


An investigation ensued, including interviewing a man recently arrested on an unrelated matter, who gave investigators a possible address in Van Buren County where Brock had been staying, explaining that the man Brock had been staying with “made him leave,” the affidavit stated. Officers pursued this lead, which led in turn to an East Mountain address, but were not able to locate Brock.


Later a tip came in that Brock may be staying at a Clinton address with a woman. The woman, in turn, the investigation revealed, “sometimes lives with her parents” at a Clinton 3rd Street address. That address was checked several times when a Clinton investigator found Brock there, he was arrested and taken to jail.


The affidavit shows the investigation to find Brock took roughly three weeks. Brock’s first appearance in court was June 19, with a Plea and Arraignment date set for July 7, per court records. Brock remains in Van Buren County jail per jail records at press time.