On Wednesday afternoon, the Adair County Sheriff’s Office arrested Roy Stephen Helm in the Sano community of Adair County on charges of Failure To Comply with the Sex Offender Registry.
Adair Sheriff Josh Brockman received information from Russell County Sheriff Derek Polston of Helm possibly living in the area of Sano near the Adair-Russell line and was not in compliance with his mandated responsibilities of notifying the authorities of his address change and whereabouts. Failure to comply with sex offender registration is a Class D Felony in Kentucky.
With the assistance from Kentucky State Police Criminal Intelligence Analyst Stacy Kelsay, Helm’s identity was confirmed and information was obtained that probable cause existed that he was not in compliance. Sheriff Brockman located Helm in a barn 12 miles east of Columbia where he was arrested. The Adair County Sheriff’s Office is continuing the investigation.