Predatory offender gets prison sentence

Published 9:03 am Wednesday, July 19, 2017


A predatory offender is going to prison after failing to register his address and a vehicle.

Corey Don Biggerstaff, 29, of Austin was sentenced to 12 months and one day in prison for felony failure to register as a predatory offender in Mower County District Court on Tuesday. He initially pleaded not guilty in February, but changed it to guilty on June 16 as part of a plea deal.

According to the court report, Biggerstaff registered his address as the Sterling Motel, where he lived for a few weeks after getting out of prison in September. He moved back to his former residence in the 700 block of Eighth Street Northeast in October, but did not update his change of address on his Predatory Offender Registration.

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An officer observed Biggerstaff entering a Buick at the residence in December, which he later witnessed Biggerstaff drive. The officer learned Biggerstaff had a revoked license, but later witnessed him driving the Buick.

The officer checked with Biggerstaff’s parole officer, who said Biggerstaff told him he had a valid license. He also said Biggerstaff did not have a Buick on his Predatory Offender Registration.

On Jan. 19, the officer learned that Biggerstaff had still not updated his address.

Biggerstaff was arrested on a parole violation on Jan. 24. The officer interviewed Biggerstaff, who said he forgot to update his address and report the vehicle, which belonged to his girlfriend.

Aside from prison, Biggerstaff must also pay $85 in fees.