Sex offender charged with registry violations and escape

YORK – Patrick Wolfe, 28, whose address is currently listed as being an inmate in Lincoln, has been charged with numerous counts related to being a sex offender in violation of the state’s registry regulations and escaping custody while under arrest for a felony charge.

Wolfe appeared for arraignment in York County District Court this past week, he pleaded not guilty to several counts in two separate cases.

In the first case against Wolfe, he is charged with sex offender registry violations with a prior felony, a Class 2A felony; escape when under arrest on a felony charge, a Class 3 felony; and obstructing a peace officer, a Class 1 misdemeanor.

A trial in this matter has been set for March 26.

This case began when a deputy with the York County Sheriff’s Department was on regular patrol and stopped a vehicle which did not have license plates. According to court documents, Wolfe was the driver and did not have a driver’s license on his person.

It was determined Wolfe is a registered sex offender stemming from a conviction of attempted first degree sexual assault in 2016. He is a 25-year registrant with his requirements not ending until 2042.

It was determined he was driving a vehicle he had not registered and was placed under arrest. However, before he could be handcuffed, he allegedly ran away from the deputy and the cruiser. Other deputies and police officers arrived at the scene but he was not found at that point.

A review of his criminal history revealed he has also been convicted of domestic violence and he has a prior conviction of violating the sex offender registry in Polk County. There were also entries in his criminal history for contempt of court, fugitive from justice, failure to pay, driving under the influence, assault and cases in Colorado. It was also noted he was on probation, in District 3, at the time of this situation.

A warrant was issued for his arrest.

In the second case, it is alleged he also had yet to update his address with the sheriff’s department, as required by the state registry statute. He has pleaded not guilty in this case as well.

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