Sheriff: Sex offender arrested for violating Registry Law

Dominique Lynn Morton

STEUBEN CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – The Sheriff’s Office says it is investigating allegations that a Steuben County registered sex offender violated Indiana’s Sex and Violent Offender Registry law.

The alleged violation occurred in DeKalb County, Indiana on or about 09/20/2022. Steuben County Sheriff’s detectives received information that registered sex offender 29-year-old Dominique Lynn Morton who was reporting to be homeless in Steuben County, allegedly failed to report a change in employment information as required by Indiana law.

The Sheriff’s Office released the following:

The place of employment in question was located in DeKalb County, Indiana which prompted Sheriff’s detectives to coordinate the investigation with the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office and the DeKalb County Prosecutor’s Office. As a result of the investigative efforts, a DeKalb County arrest warrant was obtained for Morton charging him with one count of failure to register as a sex or violent offender with a prior conviction, a level 5 felony.

Morton subsequently surrendered himself to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office and was booked into the DeKalb County Jail. He currently remains held without bond pending an initial court appearance in DeKalb County. Morton also has two active arrest warrants out of Steuben County alleging violations of probation and will be returned to face those charges in the near future.