Pike County Sheriff Stephen Korte releases the following information: On March 27, Jesse Baldwin was arrested by a Pike County Deputy for failure to register as a sexual offender. These charges stem from a joint investigation between the Pike County Sheriff’s Office and the United States Marshal Service. Both agencies participated to conduct a sexual offender compliance check in late 2013. During this compliance check, it was determined that Jesse Baldwin, 32, of Clarksville, was found to be in violation of requirements set by statute for information that is required to be provided by sexual offenders. It was determined that Baldwin had not properly notified the Sheriff of his employment and he was operating a vehicle in which he failed to list on his sexual offender registration. A subsequent investigation was initiated by the Sheriff’s Office and Baldwin was observed operating the vehicle in the presence of two Pike County Deputies.
Pike County Prosecuting Attorney Mark Fisher has charged Baldwin with two counts of a class C felony of Failure to register as a Sexual Offender. The honorable Judge David H. Ash issued a warrant for Baldwin’s arrest with bond being set at $10,000 cash only. Baldwin is currently being held at the Pike County Jail in lieu of cash only bond.
All persons charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.