Cordes Lakes AZ (August 20, 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 sex offender has indicated that he will be living in an 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.
Sex offender Morrison has advised the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office that he will be living at 20782 East Black Rock Trail, Mayer, AZ, 86333. The home is located in Cordes Lakes. This is a new address notification (updated) for Morrison in the Cordes Lakes area of Mayer.
This individual is not wanted by the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office at this time.
On March 3, 2003, Morrison was convicted of Sexual Conduct with a Minor and Molestation of a Child. At the time of his arrest, Morrison was twelve 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 3 (high) risk.
This notification is not intended to increase fear; 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. The YCSO website registry allows a local address to be entered online which will result in a list of sex offenders registered in Yavapai County living within a one mile radius of that address. The registry also provides information about particular sex offenders registered in Yavapai County. View the online presentation available by clicking the Sex Offender Registry link at the top of the YCSO home page, www.ycsoaz.gov.
The YCSO Crime Prevention Unit may be reached at (928) 771-7441 and is available to help you join or start a neighborhood watch program. CPU will also provide you with useful information on personal safety.
If you have information regarding current criminal activity on this or any other offender, please call Yavapai Silent Witness at (800) 932-3232.
Citizens can contact the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office with information or questions at (928) 771-3260.