Crime Stoppers Tip Leads to Arrest of a Texan Man in Henderson County


Henderson County Sheriff Matthew Link releases that Joshua A. Goff (age 39) of Dalton, TX has been arrested on multiple felony counts.

The Henderson County Sheriff’s Office received tips from Crime Stopper’s reporters that Goff had been in the area and was sex offender. It is alleged that Goff has been in the rural Oquawka area for approximately a month. Due to Goff’s sex offender status he is report his address to local authorities within 3 days. Upon Sheriff’s investigation, Goff had not reported to Texas authorities that he would be moving or be in the area of Henderson County.

On Friday, June 9, 2023 at approximately 7:30am the Sheriff located and arrested Goff sleeping in a tent in rural Oquawka. Subsequent search to the arrest, Goff was found to be in possession of hypodermic syringes and methamphetamine.

Goff is being charged with Unlawful Failure to Register as a Sex Offender (Class 3 Felony), Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine (Class 3 Felony), and Possession of Hypodermic Syringes (Class A Misdemeanor). Goff was also arrested on a Warren County, IL warrant for Failure to Appear on multi-cases Operate Uninsured Motor Vehicle (Bond $3000) and a Harris County, TX warrant for Felony Unauthorized Use of Vehicle and Probation Violation (No Bond-Felony Warrant). Goff’s Henderson County charges bond has been set at $50,000.

Goff is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 

***Courtesy of the Henderson County Sheriff’s Department***

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