Grand Forks Police looking for sex offender who failed to register
Grand Forks Police are looking for a sex offender who has failed to register multiple times. Jordan Thomas Granger, 31, has "absconded from his duty to register as a sex offender" and has had no contact with his probation officer, according to a ...
Grand Forks Police are looking for a sex offender who has failed to register multiple times.
Jordan Thomas Granger, 31, has "absconded from his duty to register as a sex offender" and has had no contact with his probation officer, according to a Tuesday Facebook post by the Grand Forks Police Department. Officers believe he is in the Grand Forks area.
"There currently is an active North Dakota State parole violation warrant for his arrest and another warrant is pending from our jurisdiction," the Facebook post said. "If you have any information please contact us at (701) 787-8000."
Granger was sentenced Feb. 13, 2006, in Nelson County District Court to a year behind bars for a Class B felony of gross sexual conduct, a crime that carries a maximum punishment of 10 years in prison. He had sex with a 14-old-girl when he was 18 years old and is considered a moderate-risk offender, according to a news release from the Bismarck Police Department.
Nine months of the sentence was suspended, but he was required to register as a sex offender.
Since then, he has racked up a list of criminal cases in North Dakota, including multiple theft of property charges and five instances of failure to register as a sex offender.
In the latest case, he pleaded guilty Jan. 29 to the Class C felony, which carries a maximum punishment of five years in prison. He was sentenced to 60 months in prison with 30 months suspended. He also received credit for almost four months of time served.
Though Granger was set to be released in March 2020, he was entitled to a sentence reduction.
His last known address was 625 N. Fifth St. in Grand Forks, according to the North Dakota Attorney General's Office.