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Sex offender indicted by Owen County grand jury

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By Brian Blair

An Owen County man was recently indicted for failure to comply with the sex-offender registry
Kentucky State Police Post 5 Public Affairs Trooper Brad Arterburn said Heith A. Necessary, 31, was registered as living in Owenton during a routine checkup when law enforcement discovered he was no longer at the residence.
It was Necessary’s second offense.
Arterburn said the checkups take place every few months and sex offenders have to register their new addresses once they relocate.
According to the indictment, the routine checkup took place around Aug. 16.
As of press-time Tuesday, he was lodged in the Carroll County Detention Center.
If convicted, Necessary is punishable by imprisonment for up to 10 years in the penitentiary and a fine of up to $10,000.
A bench warrant has been set at $10,000.
The grand jury handed down two other indictments:
• Thomas C. Starks, 28, on the charges of theft by deception over $500 and first-degree persistent felony offender.
According to the indictment on the charge of theft by deception over $500, he issued a check in the amount of $1,620.36 to Southern States knowing said check would not be honored by the drawee, US Bank; on the charge of first-degree persistent felony offender, he is more than 21 years of age and stands convicted of a felony after having been convicted of two or more previous felonies.
If convicted on the charge of theft by deception he is punishable by imprisonment for up to five years in the penitentiary and a fine of up to $10,000; on the charge of first-degree persistent felony offender, he is punishable by imprisonment for up to 20 years in the penitentiary.
• James R. Thomas, 53, on the charges of three counts of first-degree bail jumping and first-degree persistent felony offender.
According to the indictment on the three counts of first-degree bail jumping, in having been released from custody by court order upon condition to appear subsequently at a specified time and place in connection with a charge of having committed a felony, he intentionally failed to appear; on the charge of first-degree persistent felony offender, he is more than 21 years of age and stands convicted of a felony after having been convicted of two or more previous felonies.
If convicted on the three counts of first-degree bail jumping he is punishable by imprisonment for up to five years in the penitentiary and a fine of up to $10,000 on each count; on the charge of first-degree persistent felony offender he is punishable by imprisonment for up to 20 years in the penitentiary.