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Level 3 predatory offender in custody

A 39-year-old Level 3 predatory offender who moved into a residence in Lake Edward Township in October was booked Sunday in Crow Wing County Jail for a parole violation.

The predatory offender, Christopher Eugene Wheeler, was booked at 9:43 a.m. It was reported that the Minnesota Department of Corrections (DOC) placed Wheeler on a parole violation because he couldn’t find a place to live. Wheeler will be in held in custody upon review of his living situation.

In October, Wheeler moved to the 25000 block of Mud Lake Road in rural Nisswa. The house belonged to his grandmother but was for sale. If the house sells Wheeler will have to move. It was not known if the house sold.

Wheeler has a history of sexual conduct with juvenile female victims between the ages of 10-15. The offender was known to his victims.

Wheeler will be under the supervision of the department of corrections until Dec. 8, 2021. There are four DOC probation agents monitoring Wheeler and he’ll have to complete sex offender programming, chemical dependency programming, be on GPS surveillance and register as a predatory offender for the rest of his life. Wheeler will not be able to own or operate any device with Internet or other media social websites, he cannot be in contact with any minors and he must spend 40 hours of weekly engaged constructive activity.

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