62 predatory offenders listed in Morrison County
LITTLE FALLS--The Morrison County Sheriff's Office in cooperation with the police departments in the county recently completed the annual predatory offender registration verifications for Morrison County.
LITTLE FALLS-The Morrison County Sheriff's Office in cooperation with the police departments in the county recently completed the annual predatory offender registration verifications for Morrison County.
Each year the sheriff's office organizes a verification check for all predatory offenders who are on the registry and residing within the county. Minnesota began registering predatory offenders in 1991 and did not assign risk level until 1997. Only those offenders who have been sentenced to prison and who were released after Jan. 1, 1997 have been assigned a risk level. Offenders
sentenced to probation, or juvenile offenders, are not assigned a risk level. Level 1 offenders are those deemed by the Department of Corrections officials as least likely to reoffend, while Level 3 offenders are considered most likely to reoffend.
During the most recent round of checks, there were 62 predatory offenders checked in Morrison County, which includes 19 Level 1 offenders, six Level 2 offenders, one was Level 3 and 36 offenders were not assigned a risk level. In addition, there are 43 predatory offenders who were checked by the Little Falls Police Department.
Steven David Fuchs, 29 and Dan Leroy Ferguson, 25, were found to be noncompliant with conditions imposed upon them and charges have been filed with the Morrison County Attorney's office for failing to register their current address, which is a felony.
In a press release, Sheriff Shawn Larsen stated: "I feel it is extremely important that these people remain aware that we know who they are and our office will continue to hold them accountable."