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KSP in search of alleged non-compliant sex offender

Staff Report

February 26, 2014

Kentucky State Police Public Affairs Officer Shane Jacobs said Wednesday that they are on the search for a non-compliant sex offender.


KSP Post 10 in Harlan is requesting assistance to locate James Kevin Coulton, 46, of Middlesboro.


Coulton is a white male with brown hair, green eyes, weighs 180 pounds, and is 5 feet 8 inches tall.


Jacobs said he was first made non-compliant during 2012 after failing to verify his address in Bell County. Once a warrant was issued for Coulton’s arrest, he fled the state. Several months later Coulton was located in California, where he also had failed to register as a sex offender. Coulton was returned to Kentucky to face charges for failure to comply with sex offender registry requirements.


Jacobs said Colton’s charges were diverted in 2013 by the Bell County Circuit Court for two years with the understanding that he would comply with the sex offender registry requirements.


As of Wednesday, Coulton still had not provided his address or other required information to the Kentucky State Police Sex Offender Registry, according to Jacobs.


Anyone with any information on Coulton’s location can contact KSP Post 10 Harlan at 606-573-3131.