New charge for man arrested for warrant

Published 8:20 am Wednesday, November 8, 2017


Dargan Max Patterson, 24, of Dexter was charged with felony predatory offender failure to register on Monday in Mower County District Court.

According to the court complaint, Patterson was arrested for a warrant on Oct. 26 at a residence in the 200 block of Pine Street in Dexter. Chief Deputy Mark May of the Mower County Sheriff’s Department, who knew Patterson was a predatory offender, asked a deputy to find out how long Patterson had been living at the residence. Patterson told the deputy “a couple of days” and that he previously lived with his mother in Mille Lacs County.

May checked with the State of Minnesota Predatory Offender Registration website and found that Patterson had an Austin address listed as his residence, according to the complaint.

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The report said May spoke to Mille Lacs County Sheriff’s Office and learned Patterson had not contacted them since 2015. He spoke to a female resident at the Austin address Patterson had listed. She told May that Patterson lived with her a month before moving out three to four weeks earlier.

In Minnesota, felony predatory offender failure to register carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine.

Patterson is scheduled to appear in court again on Nov. 20.