Matthew Lee Savidge, 28, who was an employee of Gilbert business Stacy Equipment from July 17, 2006 through July 9, 2007, failed to notify the Gilbert or Williamson West Virginia State Police detachments.
According to the criminal complaint filed by Trooper C.A. Douglas, this is in direct violation with regulations set fourth by state code.
Savidge was convicted on May 16, 2005 for third-degree sexual assault against a minor in Mc-Dowell County.
On July 19, 2005, Savidge was released from jail and placed on probation, at which time he was informed that he must register as a sex offender for life with the West Virginia State Police.
On July 20, 2005, the defendant first registered in McDowell County and signed a Notification of Sex Offender Responsibility, showing that he acknowledged the regulations. However, the complaint says he failed to notify officers of his employment in Mingo County.
The West Virginia Sex Offender Registry — www.wvstateolice.com/sexoff/ — shows Savidge is registered as an offender in McDowell County, living at Welch and working in Gilbert in Mingo County. The registration’s offense section states Savidge served approximately 63 days in a correctional facility.
Savidge was arraigned yesterday by Mingo County Magistrate Pam Newsome, who set bond at $1,000.
Savidge posted bond and was released.
Salvidge is one of 31 registered sex offenders living in McDowell County.
There are currently 49 registered sex offenders living in Mingo County.