Montrose man facing felony

ELKINS – A Montrose man was arrested Thursday after allegedly failing to register updates as a sex offender.

Robert E. Corley, 60, was charged with one felony count of failure to register as a lifetime registrant and is free on a $10,000 personal recognizance bond.

According to the criminal complaint, Sgt. J.M. Menendez of the West Virginia State Police was conducting a compliance check of Randolph County registered sex offenders at Corley’s residence.

While conducting the compliance check, Menendez observed a “1993 GMC Vandura G1500 bearing West Virginia registration at the residence.” A registration check revealed the truck was registered to Corley, with a title date of April 12, the complaint states.

As a lifetime registrant, Corley is required to register any changes in vehicle to the West Virginia State Police within 10 business days. Corley acknowledged these requirements by previously signing a WVSP Form 270, Notification of Sex Offender Responsibility and Registration Certification on Nov. 2, 2013.

Corley was required to register the vehicle by midnight on April 25, with the West Virginia State Police Elkins Detachment, which he had failed to comply with as of June 12, police said.