Records published March 10
The following is the records summary for March 10.Sex offender moves to Litchfield LITCHFIELD -- Law enforcement will hold a public information meeting Wednesday regarding the relocation of a sex offender to Litchfield. Level 3 predatory offender...
The following is the records summary for March 10.
Sex offender moves to Litchfield
LITCHFIELD - Law enforcement will hold a public information meeting Wednesday regarding the relocation of a sex offender to Litchfield.
Level 3 predatory offender Shannon Michael Benson, 35, has moved to the vicinity of North Marshall Avenue and East Third Street in Litchfield, according to a news release issued Monday from the Litchfield Police Department.
Benson has a history of sexual contact with male and female victims between 7 and 13 years old. Level 3 sex offender is the Department of Corrections’ classification for defendants deemed most likely to reoffend.
The release states that Benson’s conduct has included indecent exposure, fondling and penetration. He was known to the victims and has used force and manipulation to gain compliance.
Benson is not wanted by the police and has served his sentence.
He is described as being a 5-foot-10-inch man, weighing 155 pounds. Benson has a fair complexion, blue eyes, brown hair and a slender build, according to the news release.
Representatives from the Minnesota Department of Corrections and Litchfield Police Department will hold the public information meeting 6 p.m. Wednesday in the city council chambers of Litchfield City Hall, located at 126 North Marshall Avenue.
WILLMAR - A hedgehog was reported stolen at 2:47 p.m. Sunday from a pet store in the 1300 block of First Street South in Willmar. The hedgehog was valued at $350.
Duane Paul Forkrud and Victoria Leigh Forkrud. Joshua Gene Meyer and Cory Lynn Meyer. Crystal Lee Gomez and Mathew Michael Gomez. Keith Cleo Moist and Chacey Lynn Moist. Rebeca Ramos and Eliseo Ramos. Mohammad Jabran Mustafa and Sabrah Naz Mustafa. Matthew Todd Prestegord and Shayla Rae Prestegord. Emily Rochelle Morton and Brandon Lee Morton.
WILLMAR - Shawn Michael Provost, 36, of Litchfield, was convicted Monday of felony charges of theft and possession of a firearm by a felon.
Provost was sentenced to nearly seven years in prison as a result of the two convictions.
According to the criminal complaint on the charges, Provost allegedly stole $1,741 worth of tools from a construction trailer in Willmar.
The tools were found in Provost’s vehicle, along with a pellet gun. It is illegal for Provost to possess any weapons, since he has a 2012 conviction for third-degree burglary.