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Sex Offender arrested in Newton County

November 13, 2023

By: Sheriff Robert Burby

SEX OFFENDER ARREST: This is a prime example of “see something, say


Newton County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a known sex offender who was seen in Burkeville on November 1, 2023. The individual, Donald Ray Slaney, was also seen in Burkeville by our Deputies after receiving the reports.

Preliminary investigation revealed that Slaney is in fact a registered sex

offender whose address is in Jasper County. According to the record, it is his responsibility to notify the Sheriff’s Office if he is in the same location longer than 7 days. He did not leave the area, nor did he notify us that a change of address was required.

He was arrested and charged with “Failure to Comply Sex Offender Duty to Register”.

He is currently in jail with a $40,000.00 bond.


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