Community notification Level 3 Sex Offender Alert
The Gila County Sheriff's Office is releasing the following information pursuant to A.R.S. 13-3823, the Community Notification on Sex Offenders Law. The sex offender in this notice has indicated that he will be living in Oxbow Estates, Arizona. Notification must be made when certain sex offenders are released from the Arizona State Prison, accepted under an interstate compact, released from the county jail, or moves into an area from another jurisdiction. The individual who appears on this notification has been convicted of a sex offense that allows for community notification. He is not wanted by the Gila County Sheriff's Office or any other agency at this time.
This notification is not intended to increase fear; rather it is our belief that an informed community is a safer community. Citizen abuse of this information to harass, intimidate or threaten sex offenders will not be tolerated. You may contact a Gila County Sheriff's Office Sex Offender Registry Deputy to have any questions you have answered. You may also contact him to help you join or start a neighborhood watch program. If you have any information regarding current criminal activity on this or any other offender, please call (928) 474-2208 or (928) 425-4449 or dial 9-1-1.
Name: Walter D. Devaney 42 years M / W 5'7" 185 pounds, hazel eyes and brown hair
Address: 401 Lees Way, Oxbow Estates, AZ
License AZ Wheelchair DLC 35
In 1997, Mr. Devaney was convicted of child abuse and two counts of indecent exposure. Mr. Devaney's victims were his ex-girlfriend's 7- and 9-year-old boy and girl and were known to him. Mr. Devaney served approximately 5 years in the Arizona Department of Corrections. Mr. Devaney is not wanted by any law enforcement agency and is compliant with his registration requirements.
Payson - Detective George Ratliff (928) 474-2208
Globe - Detective Johnny Holmes (928) 425-4449