A unique plan hatched by the Boone County Sheriff’s Office has lead to five homeless registered sex offenders moving to permanent residences, and one to live in a tent on Boone County Jail property.
Last week, a resident saw online that a registered sex offender had used the Whitestown Meijer store address as his own. The man was living in a car in the grocery store parking lot. The issue came to the attention of the Boone County Sheriff’s Office, the only law enforcement agency in the county charged with keeping track of the 93 sex offenders who reside and work in Boone County.
The sheriff’s office staff looked into the issue and found a total of six sex offenders who were homeless – five who lived in their cars and one residing in a tent underneath the railroad overpass on State Road 32 in Lebanon.
The BCSO sent a message to or visited the six offenders, and told them that unless they could find permanent residence, their new address was now 1905 Indianapolis Avenue – the Boone County Jail. Full Article