Wapello County Sheriff’s Office Looking For “Most Wanted” Sex Offender

Wapello County, Iowa – In February of this year, Sheriff Don Phillips implemented a sex offender registry compliance check program at the Sheriff’s Office. Essentially, this program is to help ensure the safety of the community by validating the information being provided by the individual on the sex offender registry. There are currently approximately 150 sex offenders registered as living in Wapello County.

Every other month, the Deputies split up the total number and travel to each offender’s address. The Deputies verify the address is correct and verify all other relevant information provided by them is accurate and acceptable. During the course of this new program the whereabouts of several offenders have been unknown and warrants have been issued. Due to this new program four individuals appeared on the http://Iowasexoffender.gov MOST WANTED list. Those four individuals have since been arrested and removed off the MOST WANTED list. We firmly believe that this program has already produced results and believe it will create a safer Wapello County.

At the time of this post there is one individual on the http://Iowasexoffender.gov MOST WANTED list that has warrants from Wapello County.

Jary Armando Jimenez (33) has multiple arrest warrants in Wapello County with two of them being Probation Violation for original charge of Lascivious Acts with a Child and then an arrest warrant for Sex Abuse in the 3rd Degree. The warrants were issued in 2007 & 2008 and are still active. The whereabouts on Jimenez at this time are unknown. If you have any information on the whereabouts please contact the Wapello County Sheriff’s Office (641) 684-4350, the Ottumwa Police Department (641) 683-0661, or local Law Enforcement if you live elsewhere.

If you wish to remain anonymous you can call the Wapello County Sheriff’s Office’s CRIME TIPLINE at (641) 684-4350 ext. #5 or email crimetips@wapellocounty.org.