Amended March 11, 2016.
FROM THE MARION COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT. NO. CR-15-33. HONORABLE
GORDON WEBB, JUDGE.
Law Office, by: Gary W. Potts, for appellant.
Rutledge, Att'y Gen., by: Adam Jakcson, Ass't
Att'y Gen., for appellee.
S. HIXSON, Judge. KINARD and WHITEAKER, JJ., agree.
KENNETH S. HIXSON, Judge
Thomas Wilson, a convicted sex offender, was convicted in a
bench trial of failure to comply with registration
requirements under the Sex Offender Registration Act. His
conviction was based on his failure to report a change of
address. Mr. Wilson was sentenced to two years in prison
followed by a one-year suspended imposition of sentence. Mr.
Wilson's sole argument on appeal is that there was
insufficient evidence to support his conviction. We affirm.
Arkansas Code Annotated section 12-12-904(a)(1)(A)(ii) (Supp.
2015) provides that a person is guilty of a Class C felony
who " [f]ails to report a change of address, employment,
education, or training as required under this
subchapter." " Change of address" is defined
as " a change of residence or a change for more than
thirty (30) days of temporary domicile, change of location of
employment, education or training, or any other change that
alters where a sex offender regularly spends a substantial
amount of time." Ark. Code Ann. § 12-12-903(4).
Arkansas Code Annotated section 12-12-909(b)(1)(A) provides,
in relevant part:
(A) Before a change of address within the State, a sex
offender shall report the change of address to the local law
enforcement agency having jurisdiction no later than ten (10)
days before the sex offender establishes residency or is
temporarily domiciled at the new address.
(B) The sex offender shall report to the local law
enforcement agency having jurisdiction of the new address
within three (3) days after relocating to the new address.
appellate review of the sufficiency of the evidence, we
determine whether the verdict is supported by substantial
evidence. Ashe v. State, 57 Ark.App. 99, 942 S.W.2d
267 (1997). We view the evidence in the light most favorable
to the State, considering only the evidence that supports the
verdict. Rollf v. State, 2015 Ark.App. 520, 472
S.W.3d 490. The evidence, whether direct or circumstantial,
is sufficient to support a conviction if it compels a
conclusion and passes beyond mere suspicion or conjecture.
January 29, 2015, Mr. Wilson registered as a sex offender
with the Marion County Sheriff's Department. Appellant
registered as " homeless" and listed his place of