The Graham County Sheriff’s Office is releasing the following information pursuant to ARS 13-3825, the Community Notification on Sex Offenders Law.

Notification must be made when certain sex offenders are released from the Arizona State Prison, released from a county jail, or who relocate from another city or state.

It is the responsibility of the chief law enforcement officer having jurisdiction where the offender intends to reside to inform the community.

Chris Werner is located at 3976 E. Busby Dr. in Safford. He is 44 years old; 5 feet, 11 inches tall; and weighs 140 pounds. He has brown hair with blue eyes.

In 2005, Werner was convicted in Pinal County Superior Court of molestation of a child and sexual conduct with a minor.

Werner is a Level 2 offender.

The person who appears in this notification has been convicted of sex offenses, which allows the Graham County Sheriff’s Office to make community notification. He is not wanted by the Graham County Sheriff’s Office or any other law enforcement agency at this time.

Graham County Sheriff’s Office has no legal authority to direct where sex offenders may or may not live. Unless court-ordered restrictions exist, offenders are constitutionally free to live wherever they choose.

This notification is not intended to increase public fear; rather, it is to inform the community of sex offenders living in the city and to comply with ARS 13-3825. Community Notification is a sex offender law designed to make our community an informed and safer community. Citizen(s) who use this information to threaten, intimidate, harass or cause any harm to these individuals will not be tolerated and are subject to charges being filed against anyone violating the law.

For questions regarding current criminal activity on this or any other offenders, call 928-428-3141, or if an emergency, dial 9-1-1.

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