Cordes Junction AZ (July 29, 2012) – The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office is required to release the following information pursuant to ARS 13-3825, the Community Notification on Sex Offenders Law.
The offender in this publication, Ernest Morrison, has indicated that he will be living in the unincorporated area of Yavapai County. It is the responsibility of the Chief Law Enforcement Office having jurisdiction where the offender resides to make notification to the community.
Notification must be made when certain sex offenders are released from Arizona State prison, accepted under an interstate compact or released from the county jail back into the community.
Offenders are categorized into three levels: Level One (low risk to the community), Level Two (intermediate risk to the community) and Level Three (high risk to the community).
The individual who appears on this notification, 23-year-old Ernest Gene Morrison, has been convicted of a sex offense which allows for community notification.
Morrison has advised the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office that he will be living at 19780 East Hitching Post, No. 11, Mayer, Arizona 86333. The residence is located in Cordes Junction.
This individual is not wanted by the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office at this time.
On March 3, 2003, Ernest Morrison was convicted of Sexual Conduct with a Minor and Molestation of a Child. At the time of his arrest, Morrison was almost 13 years old. His victims were both male and female persons known to him who ranged in age from 1 to 3 years old.
Morrison is considered a Level Three (high risk to the community).
This notification is not intended to increase fear but rather it is the Sheriff’s Office belief that an informed community is a safer community.
CITIZEN ABUSES OF THIS INFORMATION TO THREATEN, INTIMIDATE OR HARASS SEX OFFENDERS WILL NOT BE TOLERATED.
The YCSO would like to remind the public of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification program. This registry will allow anyone to enter a local address which will result in a list of sex offenders registered in Yavapai County living within a one mile radius of the entered address. The registry will also provide information about particular sex offenders registered in Yavapai County.
The YCSO Crime Prevention Unit may be reached at 928-771-7441. The YCSO CPU is available to help you join or start a neighborhood watch program and personal safety tips.
If you have information regarding current criminal activity on this or any other offender, call Yavapai Silent Witness at 800-932-3232.