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Posted on: January 4, 2023

Man charged with felony after failing to properly register as a sex offender


Date of Arrest: Thursday December 29, 2022

Township: Fort Edward 

Case #: 2022-014462

INDIVIDUALS INVOLVED: Patrick J. Ward Age: 39 Poultney, VT

INCIDENT SUMMARY: According to Sheriff Jeffrey J. Murphy, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office arrested Patrick J. Ward, age 39, for Failure to Properly Register as a Sex Offender, a Class E Felony, after an investigation by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. As a result of the investigation, it was determined that Ward failed to register his new address with the Sheriff’s Office after moving from of his prior residence.

Ward was issued an Appearance Ticket and released to appear in the Town of Fort Edward Court on a later date.

Officer (s) Handling: Inv. Markham, Inv. Noble and Deputy Henry

*The charge(s) contained in any criminal complaint are only allegations.  A person is presumed innocent unless and until he or she is proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

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