CARTHAGE, Mo. — The Jasper County Sheriff's Department reported having made one arrest and opened two investigations related to checks of sex offenders for compliance with state laws on Halloween.

Deputies conducting the checks found three offenders who did not have a sign posted at their residence apprising anybody coming to their door of their status as a convicted sex offender, according to a news release from the sheriff's office. Two of those offenders were not at home at the time of the check as required by law, according to the release.

A single arrest was made for failure to register as a sex offender and two more investigations were opened regarding other possible registration violations noted by deputies conducting the compliance check.

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