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FAST arrests man for failure to register

August 16, 2010 by Randy Keck

Weatherford-Parker County Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (FAST) members arrested a Weatherford man for failing to register as a sex offender.

Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said the man, identified as Lowry Dean Scarlett Sr, 60, was convicted of criminal sexual conduct, a fifth-degree, nonconsensual sexual contact in 2003, in Clearwater County, Minnesota, against a 10-year-old female victim. The charge is equivalent to a Texas felony charge of aggravated sexual assault of a child.

Scarlett absconded to San Antonio, was later apprehended in Lockhart, Texas, and extradited back to Minnesota to serve eight months in jail, before returning to Texas sometime in late 2005.

Sheriff’s deputies were alerted last week by Texas Department of Public Safety and Minnesota authorities that Scarlett had not registered in Minnesota or Texas in more than five years and was possibly in the area. Once confirmed, a felony warrant was issued for Scarlett for failure to register as a sex offender. FAST members took Scarlett into custody Thursday evening at a residence in the 400 block of Timberwild, in Parker County.

While serving the warrant, investigators smelled burnt marijuana and observed a small amount of marijuana inside the residence. A larger bag of marijuana was found hidden in a dresser drawer and drug paraphernalia were also seized from the home as a result of a search.

State law requires sex offenders to register with local law enforcement annually and to notify the agency seven days prior to any move. Scarlett is currently on probation for driving while intoxicated. Sheriff Fowler said federal charges will be pursued due to Scarlett crossing state lines.

Scarlett was charged with failure to register as a sex offender and for possession of marijuana. His bond was set at $10,750. As of Monday afternoon, he remained incarcerated at the Parker County Jail.

Sports Calendar

Thursday, February 26

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity at Brewer Tournament, Time TBA

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Jerry Durant Classic at Aledo, Time TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats JV at Burleson Tournament, Time TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Grand Prairie Tournamnet, Time TBA.

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Brewer
    Aledo Middle School at Everman, Running Only

Friday, February 27

  • Aledo Varsity at Burleson High Tournament, all day

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats Varsity Black at Regional Preview at Rawls Golf Course, Lubbock.

  • Aledo JV vs. Everman at Bearcat Stadium, Bearcats 5:30 pm and Ladycats 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Varsity at Everman, Ladycats 5:30 pm and Bearcats 7:00 pm. *District Game

Tuesday, March 3

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats JV at Waxahachie JV Tournament at Waxahachie Country Club.

  • Aledo Bearcats at Crowley, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Crowley at Bearcat Stadium, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Joshua at AHS Softball Field, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

Wednesday, March 4

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity Orange at Glen Rose Invitational at Squaw Valley Golf Course Links Course.

Thursday, March 5

  • Aledo Ladycats JV at Brewer Tournament, Time TBA

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity at A&M Consolidated Tournament, College Station, Time TBA

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Southwest and Arlington Heights Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats JV at Granbury Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Weatherford Tournament, Times TBA.

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