Sex offender faces registry violation chargeA level III sex offender accused of moving to Superior from South Range without notifying authorities was arrested Wednesday morning.
A level III sex offender accused of moving to Superior from South Range without notifying authorities was arrested Wednesday morning.
Richard Ellery Morisett Jr., 35, made an initial appearance on a felony sex offender registry violation Thursday in Douglas County Circuit Court. Cash bail was set at $1,000 with the condition Morisett complies with the registry.
A citizen contacted Superior police through the department’s Facebook page with information that Morisett moved to the 600 block of North 12th Street, according to Capt. Chad La Lor.
Police contacted the Wisconsin Sex Offender Registry program to confirm Morisett is required to register for life and address of record was in South Range.
Morisett is also subject to GPS monitoring, which reported Morisett had likely not resided in South Range since at least Aug. 1.
According to the criminal complaint, GPS information showed Morisett had been at the North 12th Street address since Aug. 3, and had only stopped at the South Range residence three times this month, ranging from 29 minutes to four hours and five minutes.
Under Wisconsin statutes, registered sex offenders are required to report address changes within 10 days. Failure to update sex offender registry information carries a penalty of up to $10,000 in fines and six years in prison. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Wednesday.