West Fork Sex Offender Fails To Register, Deputies Say

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Deputies on Monday night found and arrested a West Fork man accused of running off after failing to register as a sex offender in Washington County, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Michael Roth, 39, was arrested on suspicion of failure to register as a sex offender. He remained Tuesday in the Washington County Detention Center on $10,000 bond. His arraignment is set for Feb. 3, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

Sex offenders are required to register with the Sheriff’s Office every six months to verify their home locations. Roth began registering with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office in March 2012, but failed to re-register with the county the following year, according to an arrest warrant for Roth.

A detective with the Sheriff’s Office attempted to contact Roth at his West Fork home after his failure to register, but was notified by the landlord that Roth had not lived there in about a month. Authorities later located Roth and arrested him, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Roth was arrested in 2002 on suspicion of incest and other felony charges. As part of a plea deal, he pleaded guilty in 2004 and was sentenced to four years in state prison, according to court documents.

The suspect fled from authorities following the plea deal, but was located and arrested in 2007, court documents show.

Roth’s only other appearances in Washington County court records are in two protection order cases. Roth had two domestic abuse protection orders placed against him by two women, one in 2003 and the other in 2007, records show.

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