Man allegedly fails to register as sex offender

Monday, October 12, 2015

On Oct. 5, the prosecuting attorney of Saline County charged Timothy Wayne Paxton, 27, of Marshall, with a class C felony for failing to register as a sex offender. According to Circuit Court documents, Paxton failed to register with local law enforcement when he moved to Marshall earlier this year from Oklahoma. He has been a non-compliant sex offender since 2013 from a first degree rape charge in 2009. Reports show, since his move to Marshall he has married a local woman who had no knowledge of him being a sex offender.

A warrant for his arrest was served on Oct. 6, and he is currently in custody of local law enforcement. If convicted, Paxton faces up to seven years with the Department of Corrections, or up to one year in county jail and/or up to a $5,000 fine.

Editor's note: Charges contained in reports provided by law enforcement officials are not evidence of guilt. Evidence supporting charges must be presented before a jury, whose duty is to determine if the accused is guilty or not guilty of the charges.