5/15/2020
Marshall County Sheriff’s Office
Fact Sheet

NOTIFICATION OF RELEASE IN MINNESOTA

RISK LEVEL THREE
In addition to level two notification (schools and daycares as well as establishments and organizations that primarily serve individuals likely to be victimized by the registrant), law enforcement may notify other members of the community whom the registrant is likely to encounter.
The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office is available to provide you with useful information on personal safety. The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office may be reached at 218-745-5411. To report criminal activity by this or any other individual, please call 911.
JAMES DONALD JACOBS
03/31/2020
03/31/2020
DOB:
06/16/1976
OID:
259366
Race:
White
Height:  6′ 2″
Eyes:  Hazel
Weight:  191 lbs.
Hair:  Red or Auburn
Complexion:  Fair
Build:  Medium
Registration Statute(s):  609.343 (charge); 609.345 (charge); 609.344
Investigating Agency:  Alexandria Police Department
Release Date:  04/13/2020
Supervision Agent:  Tom Murphy 218-308-2562
Offense:  James Jacobs engaged in sexual contact against three teen-aged female acquaintances on separate occasions. Jacobs used his relationships to gain and exploit access.
Address:  Alma Township, rural Argyle, MN 56713
Date of Address Change:  05/22/2020
The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office is releasing this information pursuant to Minnesota Statutes 244.052 and 253D. This statute authorizes law enforcement agencies to inform communities of a public registrant’s release from prison or a secure treatment facility when the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office believes that the release of information will enhance public safety and protection.

The individual who appears on this notification has been convicted of Criminal Sexual Conduct or another offense that requires registration with law enforcement pursuant to Minnesota Statues 243.166 or 243.167.

This individual has served the sentence imposed on them by the court and is transitioning into the community. This notification is not intended to increase fear but rather raise awareness. Law enforcement believes that an informed public is a safer public.

The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office may not direct where this individual does or does not reside, nor can this agency direct where they work or go to school.

Convicted sexual and predatory individuals have always been released to live in our communities. It was not until the passage of the Registration Act that law enforcement had an ability to track movement of these individuals after their initial release. With the passage of the Community Notification Act law enforcement may now share information about many of these individuals with the public. Abuse of this information to threaten, harass or intimidate a registered person is unacceptable and such acts could be charged as a crime. Such abuses could potentially end the ability of law enforcement to provide these notifications.

 

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