ALERT: Authorities Want You To Know About This Transient Level 2 - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

ALERT: Authorities Want You To Know About This Transient Level 2 Sex Offender

Posted: Updated:

PRESS RELEASE FROM THE STEVENS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE: The Stevens County Sheriff's Office wants all of you to know about Terry L. Thomas, he's level 2 sex offender that is living the transient lifestyle. Authorities are releasing the following information pursuant to RCW 4.24.550, which authorizes law enforcement agencies to inform the public of a sex offenders release when, in the discretion of the agency, the release of information will enhance public safety and protection.

The individual who appears on this notification has been convicted of a sex offense that requires registration with the Stevens County Sheriff's Office. 

TERRY THOMAS  IS NOT WANTED BY THE POLICE AT THIS TIME. THIS NOTIFICATION IS NOT INTENDED TO INCREASE FEAR.  RATHER, IT IS OUR BELIEF THAT AN INFORMED PUBLIC IS A SAFER PUBLIC.

The Stevens County Sheriff's Office has no legal authority to direct where a sex offender may or may not live. Unless court ordered restrictions exist, offenders are constitutionally free to live wherever they choose. 

Sex offenders have always lived in our communities. It wasn't until passage of the Community Protection Act of 1990 (which mandates sex offender registration) that law enforcement knew where sex offenders were living. Use of this information to threaten, intimidate or harass registered sex offenders is unlawful. 

HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Top Stories from KHQHomeMore>>

  • A Washington nonprofit is helping save cats from tall trees

    A Washington nonprofit is helping save cats from tall trees

    Saturday, November 18 2017 4:34 PM EST2017-11-18 21:34:02 GMT

    KHQ.com - Two brothers-in-law are doing their part to rescue cats from trees in Washington state. But this isn't your normal fire department tree rescue. The west side of the state has some very tall trees that feline friends can scurry up and then have trouble getting back down. That's where Tom Otto and Shaun Sears come in. The two professional arborists and cat lovers volunteer their time and use specialized gear to rescue cats through their project called Canopy Cat Rescue.

    More >>

    KHQ.com - Two brothers-in-law are doing their part to rescue cats from trees in Washington state. But this isn't your normal fire department tree rescue. The west side of the state has some very tall trees that feline friends can scurry up and then have trouble getting back down. That's where Tom Otto and Shaun Sears come in. The two professional arborists and cat lovers volunteer their time and use specialized gear to rescue cats through their project called Canopy Cat Rescue.

    More >>
  • 2 suspects on the run after shootout with Georgia officers

    2 suspects on the run after shootout with Georgia officers

    Saturday, November 18 2017 3:56 PM EST2017-11-18 20:56:02 GMT

    GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Police in north Georgia say they're searching for a man and woman after a gun battle involving police officers.    Gainesville police Sgt. Kevin Holbrook said Saturday that two officers were hurt in the Friday night confrontation, but neither officer was shot.    Holbrook tells The Times of Gainesville that both officers were treated at a hospital for minor injuries and have been released.

    More >>

    GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Police in north Georgia say they're searching for a man and woman after a gun battle involving police officers.    Gainesville police Sgt. Kevin Holbrook said Saturday that two officers were hurt in the Friday night confrontation, but neither officer was shot.    Holbrook tells The Times of Gainesville that both officers were treated at a hospital for minor injuries and have been released.

    More >>
  • German man reunited with car 20 years after forgetting where he parked it

    German man reunited with car 20 years after forgetting where he parked it

    Saturday, November 18 2017 3:42 PM EST2017-11-18 20:42:47 GMT

    FRANKFURT, Germany - It's a situation we've all been in: You're doing a little pre-Black Friday shopping at River Park Square, leave with an armful of purchases and can't remember where you parked in the garage. But for one Frankfurt man, the situation was taken to the extreme, when he discovered his missing car 20 years after he parked it in an industrial building's garage.

    More >>

    FRANKFURT, Germany - It's a situation we've all been in: You're doing a little pre-Black Friday shopping at River Park Square, leave with an armful of purchases and can't remember where you parked in the garage. But for one Frankfurt man, the situation was taken to the extreme, when he discovered his missing car 20 years after he parked it in an industrial building's garage.

    More >>