NEWS RELEASE                                             

For Immediate Release
April 28, 2006
Contact: Catherine Dokey
Community Relations Coordinator
  (850) 651-7448

SEXUAL PREDATOR NOTIFICATION

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is conducting a community Sexual Predator Notification in accordance with the “Public Safety Information Act of 1997.”   

Robert Wayne Harrelson was recently released from jail and is currently a transient within Okaloosa County .  Harrelson registered with the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office this morning (Friday) and is currently residing and working in the Fort Walton Beach area.  Harrelson is required to maintain contact with the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office Sex Offender/Predator Unit until he has a permanent address to report. 

Harrelson is a white male, 42 years old (10-18-1963), five feet, eight inches tall, 145 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes. He has a scar on the right side of his head and travels by bicycle.  Harrelson is a registered Sexual Predator with a 1985 and 1993 conviction in Bay County for Lewd and Lascivious on a child under the age of 16.  The victim’s gender is unknown.

More information about registered sexual predators and sexual offenders, including photographs, can be found on the Florida Department of Law Enforcement web site at www.fdle.state.fl.us. A link to that site is available through the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office web site at www.sheriff-okaloosa.org. The state’s Sexual Offender/Predator Unit can also be reached toll-free at 1-888-357-7332.

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