Earlier this month, a YCSO detective received information that 67-year-old Kenneth Spradlin from Rimrock, a convicted sex offender, had failed to register as required. The last documented registration record shows an address in Phoenix in 2008. Attempts to locate Spradlin since that time were unsuccessful. Spradlin has an extensive criminal history, including serving prison time in California for a sexual assault. Additionally, he was the subject of a theft investigation by YCSO deputies in October of 2019 in Rimrock. Deputies did not know his sex offender status at the time.
Using address details from the theft call, detectives were able to locate and contact Spradlin at his home, 5125 N Albatross Road, Rimrock, on April 21, 2020. During a discussion with Spradlin about his sex offender status, Spradlin eventually admitted intentionally failing to register as required to avoid community notification.
Spradlin was booked into the Camp Verde Detention Center on a felony level charge of Failing to Register after move to new County. He has since been released pending further court action.
YCSO personnel will always make every effort to track down those sex offenders who fail to comply with registration requirements in light of community safety.
You can track sex offenders who might be living in your neighborhood here: http://sheriffalerts.com/cap_main.php?office=54056. Spradlin’s record is expected in this database soon.
Citizens can contact the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office with information or questions at 928-771-3260
or the YCSO website: www.ycsoaz.gov