Missoula Transient Listed as a Non-Compliant Sexual Offender
Missoula, MT (KGVO-AM News) - On April 23, 2023, Missoula Police Department officers were dispatched to a disturbance between a male and female near Walgreens on Brooks Street. Upon arrival, officers observed a male and female on the grass boulevard next to the sidewalk behind the store. An officer spoke to the male, who identified himself as 57-year-old Elwood Hall, while another spoke to the female party.
Elwood was placed into handcuffs and detained. He was informed of Miranda and agreed to speak to the officer. They began by discussing the disturbance that was the basis for the call and Elwood denied any wrongdoing. During the conversation, Elwood was run through dispatch, and he came back as a non-compliant sexual offender.
Elwood told the officer that he has been staying outside the Poverello Center for approximately a month and a half. He also said that he was in Kalispell prior to that. He stated he doesn't receive mail anywhere because he hasn't opened a box yet.
Another officer asked Elwood what his duty to register was and Elwood advised it was every month, which is a mandate for transient offenders. Elwood advised that the last time he registered was 3 or 4 months ago in Great Falls.
When asked what prevented him from registering in Missoula, he suggested it was because he was still traveling around town and finding out where he would be staying. According to court documents, he confirmed that he knew he needed to register every 30 days.
Elwood is currently being charged with felony failure to give notice of change of address by a sexual or violent offender.
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