OKEECHOBEE — The Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office is disclosing this information to the public in order to enhance public safety, awareness, and protection. This information is not intended to increase fear: rather it is this agency’s belief that an informed public is a safer public.
This bulletin should be used only for information purposes. Citizen abuse of the information to threaten, intimidate, or harass them will not be tolerated, in any manner.
The individual who appears in this bulletin has served the sentence imposed on them by the courts. They are NOT wanted by the police at this time. Sexual predators have always lived in the communities. The only change is the public is now better informed.
Lawrence H. Sikes, 51 years old, white, male, 5 feet 11 inches tall, 180 pounds, brown hair and brown eyes.
Sikes was convicted of attempted sexual assault on a victim under 12 years of age, armed kidnapping and carrying a concealed weapon in 1991 out of Broward County.
Travis Eugene Butts, 27 years old, white, male, 5 feet 6 inches tall, 165 pounds, brown hair and hazel eyes.
Butts was convicted of two counts of sexual battery on a victim under 12 years of age; offender under 18 years of age in 2007 out of Okeechobee County.
If you have any questions regarding this bulletin, contact Michele at the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office at 763-3117, extension 5100 or website http://www.fdle.state.fl.us.