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Predatory offender charged with felony

FAIRMONT — A former Fairmont man is facing a felony charge in Martin County.

Michael Charles Annis, 21, has been charged with being a predatory offender and violating registration requirements, which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

According to the complaint:

Annis is required to register as a predatory offender with the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. As a predatory offender, he is required to complete a Change of Information Form and file it with the bureau five days prior to moving, or immediately after he moves if notice is not possible. Annis also must provide the information to the assigned corrections agent or to the law enforcement authority with whom he is registered.

The Fairmont Police Department received information that Annis had moved away from an address where he was registered in the 1300 block of Albion Avenue in Fairmont. Police and the bureau have not received a change of address form from Annis.

On Dec. 18, a Fairmont police officer went to the residence on Albion and spoke to an individual, who indicated Annis and his girlfriend had been living at the residence and moved out just before Thanksgiving.

Later that day, the officer spoke to another individual who indicated Annis and his girlfriend had been staying at the residence but left Nov. 12. The person said she did not know where they were living, but they could be in the Stillwater area, staying in a car.

On Dec. 19, the Fairmont Police Department received a letter from an agent with the Minnesota Department of Corrections indicating Annis was in the Dakota County jail, having been charged with felony controlled substance and fleeing a police officer.

The agent believes Annis may currently be in Eau Claire, Wis., but he does not have an address and Annis’ whereabouts are otherwise unknown.

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