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An Individual Profiled as the Crime Stoppers Registered Offender of the Week was recently captured.

William M. Counts was profiled as the Crime Stoppers Registered Offender of the Week on September 26, 2011. Counts was wanted by the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office for failure to register as a sex offender. On November 22, 2011, deputies with the Sheriff’s Office received a Crime Stoppers tip indicating that Counts was currently living at an address on East Murdock. Deputies went to this location and arrested Counts.

Crime Stoppers, in conjunction with the Sheriff’s Office, distributes a “Weekly Offender of the Week” to the media. Through Crime Stoppers, the public may leave a tip and be eligible for a cash reward. Citizens may submit the information anonymously and confidentially through Crime Stoppers at (316) 267-2111 or texting at crimes (274637) and enter tip217 plus your message or by website at www.wichitasedgwickcountycrimestoppers.com.

Citizens can also submit information about wanted persons to the Sheriff’s Office through 911 or by using our felon tip sheet located on the Sheriff’s web site www.sedgwickcounty.org/sheriff under the on-line forms link.

The public is warned to exercise caution and not approach wanted persons as they may be armed or dangerous. Citizens should immediately contact law enforcement by calling 911 to report the information and not take any action themselves.