FCSO searching for AWOL sex offender

By Martin Graham - [email protected]



The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) is seeking the whereabouts of a registered sex offender “who is out of compliance with his required registration.”

According to an FCSO report on Thursday, deputies recently conducted an address verification for registered sex offender Carl R. Penwell, 33. Penwell’s last known address was 2414 Bogus Road SE, Washington Court House, the report states.

“During contact, deputies discovered that Penwell was no longer residing at the Bogus Road home as registered with the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office,” the report states. “Penwell’s whereabouts are currently unknown.”

The FCSO is asking anyone with information on the whereabouts of Penwell to contact the FCSO at (740) 335-6170. Anonymous tips may be made by visiting the FCSO website at www.faycoso.com, Additionally, tips can be made via the Fayette County Sheriff app available for download on Apple or Android app stores by entering “Fayette County OH Sheriff.”

Penwell is a registered Tier II sex offender and is required to register with law enforcement every 180 days for a period of 25 years.

The information in this article was provided by the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office. Stay with the Record-Herald as more information becomes available.

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By Martin Graham

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