Accused Sex Trafficker to Have a Mental Evaluation

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A Lowell man accused of human trafficking will undergo a mental competency hearing, according to the U.S. District Attorney’s office.

Fifty-six-year-old Barry Wayne Register will be transported from the Washington County Detention Center by the US Marshal’s Service to the federal correctional facility for the testing, according to the court document.  A report is expected to be completed within 30 days — February 15, 2019.

Register was arrested in mid-September at a Springdale gas station. Springdale police responded to a call they received from a store clerk about a woman who she said ran into the Pilot Travel Plaza, 5660 W. Sunset Avenue, saying she was “scared” of the man she had arrived with because he had a gun and could go “ballistic.”   

Police spoke to the woman about the claim and then approached Register about permission to search his truck.  

Police found a loaded gun, drugs and drug paraphernalia in the truck, according to a report.

Register was taken to the Washington County jail and later to an area hospital for treatment, according to the police report.

Register in custody for:

  • Possession of a Firearm (F)
  • Trafficking of Persons (F)
  • False Imprisonment 1st Degree (F)
  • Aggravated Assault (F)
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (F)
  • Tampering with Physical Evidence (F)
  • PCS w Purpose Methamphetamine (F)
  • PCS w Purpose Schedule VI (M)
  • Furnish Prohibited Articles (F)
  • Simultaneous Possession Guns/Drugs (F)

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