The Times West Virginian

July 23, 2013

Man pleads guilty to not registering as sex offender

By Debra Minor Wilson
Times West Virginian

FAIRMONT — A Marion County man arrested May 10 by West Virginia State Police has pleaded guilty to the charge of failing to register as a sex offender.

Robert Lee Drennon Jr., 25, of 1110 Alexander Place, Fairmont, was arrested by Cpl. H.C. Myers, West Virginia State Police.

Myers had contacted Deputy Gearde of the Marion County Sheriff’s Department that he had received information that in January 2013 Drennon had moved to Fairmont from Salt Lake City, Utah, where he was on that city’s sex offender registry.

Myers had ascertained that Drennon had been working at a Fairmont fast food restaurant since March 7 and had not registered with the West Virginia State Police as a sex offender. This is in violation of West Virginia Code 15-12-8(c). First violation brings a potential sentence of one to five years in a state correctional facility. Subsequent convictions bring a sentence of 10-25 years.

Drennon had been convicted of sexual assault on June 1, 2005, in Washington.

Sentencing is set for 1:30 p.m. Sept. 16 in front of Marion Circuit Judge Michael Aloi. In the meantime, Drennon will remain released on bond and is subject to intensive bond supervision by the court’s probation office.


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