Officers find list of amends in search of residence
It seems a convicted sex offender had tired of his wayward life and was contemplating making amends when he was re-arrested earlier this month.
Joshua Joe Dexter, 30, was recently the subject of a public meeting to alert Akeley to his move there as a Level 3 sex offender.
Dexter's troubled past consists of a litany of convictions for various crimes, mostly for alcohol-related and traffic offenses.
But a 2000 conviction for Criminal Sexual Conduct in the 3rd Degree is what earned him the lifetime label as a serious sex offender.
A woman who refused to identify herself attended the public hearing in Akeley and sat in Hubbard County District Court taking notes.
When asked if Dexter was a dangerous person, she relied, "No, I don't think he's dangerous."
On Oct. 4, officers executed a search warrant at the Akeley residence Dexter had barely moved into. They were looking for items taken in a Becker County burglary.
They found, according to Dexter's most recent complaint, a lawn tractor, weed whacker, chest freezer, satellite receiver, battery charger, stepladder, air compressor, tackle boxes, hand tools and power tools.
Drug paraphernalia, pipes and a white residue were also seized and sent for analysis.
But then officers found a hand-written diary.
In it was a "new to do list," according to the complaint.
On the list were the following notes:
n "Call P.O. (probation officer) admit using"
n "Turn self in for burglary"
n "Brake (sic) and entering admit wrong ask for help"
n "Serve time."
He is charged with possession of stolen property and drug paraphernalia.
Dexter's public defender Jennifer Nelson could not be reached for comment.