Sex offender pleads no contest to non-compliance with state registry

YORK – Patrick Wolfe, 28, whose address is listed as being York on the Nebraska Sex Offender Registry, has pleaded no contest to a charge of being a sex offender in violation of the state’s registry regulations.

He was also initially charged with escaping custody while under arrest for a felony charge and obstruction of an officer. Those charges were dismissed.

Wolfe appeared in York County District Court this past week, during which he made his change of plea.

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 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.

He will be sentenced for a Class 2A felony on March 11, in district court.

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