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State Police arrest six sex offenders during compliance sweep in Mingo County

West Virginia State Police in Mingo arrested six people in a sex offender compliance sweep during the past week. (WCHS/WVAH)

West Virginia State Police in Mingo arrested six people in a sex offender compliance sweep during the past week.

According to the Williamson Daily News, troopers have been visiting people on the sex offender registry since January, making sure their information is updates and correct. Last week, they began to arrest those who had not made troopers aware of changes.

Below is a list of those arrested and the charges they face:

Melvin Ray Hayton, 53, of Delbarton is facing felony charges of failure to notify changes to the sex offender registry and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Timothy Scott Hubert, 48, of Delbarton is facing a charge of felony failure to notify changes to the sex offender registry, according to a criminal complaint filed in Mingo Magistrate Court. Hubert told troopers he had used an email address for about a year that he did not register.

Elvis Presley Hatfield, 55, of Gilbert is facing two counts of felony failure to notify changes to the sex offender registry.

Phyllis Marie Montgomery, 35, of Varney is facing four counts of felony failure to provide notices of changes to the sex offender registry, according to a criminal complaint filed in Mingo Magistrate Court. Montgomery registered herself in March upon release from Lakin Correctional Center, troopers said. Troopers later found Montgomery was living with three children at a residence on Trailer Alley in Varney that were not previously disclosed, according to the complaint. Troopers said her address was not valid at the Varney Post Office.

Curtis Allen Canterbury, 31, of Dingess is facing a charge of failure to notify changes to the sex offender registry.

Jonathon Berry, 25, of Williamson is facing four counts of felony failure to notify changes to the sex offender registry, 25, of Williamson, is facing four counts of felony failure to notify changes to the sex offender registry

According to West Virginia state law, any changes in the offenders’ address, employment or vehicle ownership must be reported to State Police within 10 days. Offenders must inform State Police if any children are living with them, any internet connections, and all usernames and email address.

Offenders are required to update information with State Police once a year.

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