Convicted Cantonment Sex Offender Arrested

January 21, 2013

A convicted sex offender from Cantonment was arrested Sunday on a felony charge for failing to comply with Florida’s address registration laws, according to jail records.

Terrance Devonte Cowart, 20, was booked into the Escambia County Jail with bond set at $5,000. He was required to register as a sexual offender for a 2007 charge for sexual battery; the victim was an underage female, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

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7 Responses to “Convicted Cantonment Sex Offender Arrested”

  1. pm on January 22nd, 2013 2:37 pm

    @Sunshine girl. — Please read lines 91 thru 94 on the website so kindly provided by Mr. Green. Usually fines, court costs, etc. are reduced to liens. Therefore, he does not have to pay them now. A good bet is that they will never be paid but the lien will always be there. Should he be lucky enough to win the lottery then maybe the State will recover this money. My opinion is that he will re-offend in the very near future and with a record of this type of crime he will get some serious time. What I wonder is if the State Attorney’s office tried to get a Civil Commitment Order so we could all be protected from this person for a good long while.

  2. sunshinegrl on January 22nd, 2013 11:31 am

    Why is a person able to terminate supervision if he still has outstanding fines and all to pay. I thought that it was part of the supervision to have them paid in full. I realize he was young and not able to work but no one is beneath cutting lawns to pay for fines and/or restitution if need be. There are ways that money can be earned legally. Just saying he should never have been let off supervision without making some kind of attempt.

  3. pm on January 21st, 2013 9:36 pm

    The article state a Convicted Sex Offender but the judge adjudicated him a Sexual Predator and there is a big difference in those 2 kinds of criminals. This guy is a rapist and will probably always will be. Further, being convicted of rape at his age his crimes will most likely escalate. We have the right to know where he lives at all times so we can keep our youngsters away from him. All of the young women i know check the FDLE website on a regular basis so they can keep track of who is living in their neighborhood. This person is dangerous and i certainly hope that the judge throws the book at him for this new crime. I encourage all parents to check the above mentioned site and be careful with whom they associate. Me, i just keep my gun handy and ready to use. these rapists are often opportunists and don’t care if their victims are 2 or 82. Sad world we live in – maybe more prayer would help us all.

  4. Really on January 21st, 2013 2:24 pm

    huh?

    According to the clerk of the courts, not only did he receive a weapons charge with this assault, but it also states “special conditions.” So the victim, could have disabilities…who knows…but if you do the crime…you should do the time. Just sayin’.

  5. mq on January 21st, 2013 11:22 am

    I have to agree with “huh” on this one.

  6. David Huie Green on January 21st, 2013 10:06 am

    REGARDING:
    “Wouldn’t he have been 14 in 2007? I wonder how old the victim was……”

    She was over 12 and he used a weapon to force her compliance.
    http://www.escambiaclerk.com/xml/xmlBM.asp?ucase_id=91457

    David for better people

  7. huh? on January 21st, 2013 3:06 am

    Wouldn’t he have been 14 in 2007? I wonder how old the victim was……





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