Predatory offender violations dismissed against Ponthieux

On July 3, James Brandon Ponthieux, 33, Royalton, had one felony count of violating registration requirements for a predatory offender dismissed in Morrison County District Court

Ponthieux was convicted of first degree criminal sexual conduct Jan. 30, 2012, in Itasca County. As a result of that conviction, Ponthieux was required to register as a predatory offender for 10 years following the date of his release from jail.

On Feb. 6, 2013, when the Royalton Police were informed Ponthieux may be residing in that town, an officer went to the residence and found Ponthieux who said he did stay there one or two times a month and that he had been there for the past three nights.

Ponthieux was placed under arrest for violating his probation and for failing to register at that address.

Further investigation revealed registrants who are homeless, such as Ponthieux, must check in with local police weekly. They may also list a secondary address for mailing purposes. Ponthieux had been reporting his location to the St. Cloud Police as required and the residence was listed as his secondary residence.