Posted by Travis Uresk | Feb. 11th, 2023 | Sex Offender |
By Travis Uresk
Court date set for 2/13/23
Mark Wilson is facing 0 to 5 years in prison for Failure to register as a sex offender.
Vernal, Ut.- On 08/12/2022, Corporal Johnstun conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a speeding violation at 500 West 500 South in Vernal, Utah. During that traffic stop, he contacted the vehicle's driver, Mark Lee Wilson.
Mark advised he was making a Door Dash delivery. A records check showed Mark was registered on the Utah Sex Offender Registry for a felony offense. At that time, Corporal Johnstun could not access the registry to confirm Mark's information but noted the NCIC information did not appear to be current for Mark's residence or vehicle information.
Mark was cited in reference to the traffic stop and released.
On 08/17/2022, Cpl. Johnstun began an investigation for a possible violation of the sex offender registry and was able to access the registry and found Mark's vehicle and residence information was correct. He then noted Mark had not listed Door Dash as an employer.
Cpl. Johnstun found Mark had registered his employer as Morton Electric in Vernal on 08/04/2022 at the Vernal City Police Department. Cpl. Johnstun contacted Morton Electric by phone and was advised they had considered hiring Mark if they had worked for him but had never hired him.
Cpl. Johnstun then met with Mark at his residence at 295 North 120 West in Vernal, Utah, and asked Mark when he made his last Door Dash delivery. Mark indicated it had been on 08/12/2022 when he was stopped for the traffic violation.
He then asked Mark how long he had worked for Door Dash. Mark replied, "I don't know, why?".
Cpl. Johnstun advised Mark that he needed to know how long he had worked for Door Dash. Mark said a female he lives with works for Door Dash and he was just helping her.
Mark was asked about his employment and indicated he was not currently employed.
Cpl. Johnstun asked Mark why the registry showed Morton Electric employed him. Mark said he had worked for them for about a week. Cpl. Johnstun told Mark, it had been longer than the required three days since his change in employment and he had failed to update the registry.
Cpl. Johnstun told Mark he had spoken to Morton Electric and was advised he was never hired.
Mark placed his arms out and said, "arrest me."
Mark had failed to update the Utah Sex Offender registry in the required three days for a change of employment. Mark was arrested and transported to the Uintah County Jail, where he was booked in on the offense.
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