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New Bloomfield man arrested for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender (3rd offense)

Date:  August 16, 2017

Arrested person information: 

Jonathan Bell, 51, of New Bloomfield

Reporting officer:  Sheriff Clay Chism


On August 16, 2017, the Callaway County Prosecuting Attorney charged Jonathan Bell, 51, of New Bloomfield with the felony offense of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender – 3rd offense.

The charge was the result of a Callaway County Sheriff’s Office investigation conducted on August 15, 2017.  Information had been received that Bell, a registered sex offender, had failed to properly notify the Callaway County Sheriff’s Office of a residential move, as required by state law.  Bell was arrested by deputies on that date.

Bell remains in the Callaway County Jail on a court ordered bond of $10,000.00.

Bell is required to register as a sex offender due to a past sexual assault conviction, in 2008, in Colorado.  Bell has previous convictions in Callaway and Phelps counties for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.

The investigation is ongoing and further charges could be forthcoming.  NO FURTHER INFORMATION WILL BE RELEASED AT THIS TIME.

Citizens are reminded they can provide crime tips anonymously by contacting Crimestopper’s at 573-592-2474 or online at

End of press release.

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