Posted by Travis Uresk | April 28th, 2023 | Sex Offender |
By Travis Uresk
Vernal, Ut.- On 5/26/22, Cpl. Gardenheir saw a vehicle traveling on 860 South at Vernal Ave. when the vehicle turned North onto Vernal Ave. and failed to make a complete stop at the stop sign.
As the vehicle passed, Cpl. Gardenheir saw the driver wasn’t wearing his seat belt. A traffic stop was initiated at 125 West 500 South.
Cpl. Gardenheir approached the vehicle to speak with the driver, who was identified by his Utah ID card as 42-year-old Duane Romane Hampton.
During a records check, Duane is a non-compliant sex offender, and he has a denied Utah driver's license and a suspended Georgia driver's license.
Cpl. Gardenheir checked the sex offender registry system and confirmed Duane is required to register and is on the Utah kidnap and sex offender registry for a felony offense.
Per the State of Utah sex offender registration that Duane signed, the terms and conditions for his registration are outlined as follows:
Every Six (6) Months
-Within THREE (3) WORKING DAYS of ANY change in HABITAITION (residence)
-Within THREE (3) WORKING DAYS of ANY change in VEHICLE information.
-Within THREE (3) WORKING DAYS of ANY change in EDUCATIONAL. AFFILIATION information.
-Within THREE (3) WORKING DAYS of ANY change in place of EMPLOYMENT or carries on a vocation.
Also, an offender shall provide the department or the registering agency with the following: All names and aliases, the addresses of primary and secondary residences, the offender's physical description, vehicle information, current photograph of the offender, fingerprints, DNA, all telephone information, name and internet addresses of all websites the offender is registered using an online identifier, including all online identities used to access those websites (any electronic mail, chat, instant messenger, social networking or similar name used for internet communications except for identifiers used for the offender's employment, financial accounts, including any bank, retirement, or investment accounts) copy of passports and immigration status, all professional licenses, all Utah educational institution affiliations, employment information, all volunteer information and affiliations, and social security number.
The last known address listed for Duane was in Salt Lake City. He is currently listed as a non-compliant, and his location is unknown. Cpl. Gardenheir spoke with Duane, and he reported his address as being in West Valley for two weeks. Duane has not updated his address on his sex offender registry.
Since Duane is on the registry for a felony offense, this charge of failure to register as a sex offender will be a third-degree felony, and he was booked into the Uintah County Jail on 5/26/22.