UPDATE – Rashawn Davis has been arrested and is being held in the Gibson County Correctional Facility in Trenton, Tennessee, awaiting extradition to New Jersey. We are appreciative of the efforts of the Burlington County Sheriff’s Department Warrant Unit and the other law enforcement agencies responsible for taking him into custody.
Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a registered sex offender whose last known address was in Maple Shade has been indicted for failing to inform police where he is presently residing.
Rashawn L. Davis, 22, whose present address is not known to police, was indicted on one count of failure to register as a sex offender (Third Degree). The indictment was recently returned and signed by Prosecutor Coffina. An arraignment will be scheduled soon in Superior Court in Mount Holly.
State law requires registered sex offenders who plan to move to a new residence to notify police in in the town where they presently live about the change and also provide their new address to police in the municipality where then intend to move.
Davis is considered a fugitive. Anyone with information as to his whereabouts is urged to call the Prosecutor’s Office at 609-265-5035 and ask to speak to a detective in the Megan’s Law Unit. Information can also be submitted electronically at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Jersey’s Rules of Professional Conduct prohibit a Prosecutor’s Office from divulging details of a defendant’s criminal history outside of a court proceeding.
Under state law, the New Jersey State Police are responsible for administering the Sex Offender Internet Registry. For more information, visit https://www.njsp.org/sex-offender-registry/.
Williams is being prosecuted by Assistant Prosecutor Robin Hauth.
An indictment is an accusation. Defendants are presumed innocent unless or until proven guilty.