According to the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Derrick O'Meara, who is the Director of the Oneida County Child Advocacy Center, a Town of Sangerfield man has been arrested for violating his requirements set forth in the New York State Sex Offender Registry Program.

The investigation began on April 16, 2023, by Sheriff’s Investigator Mark R. Chrysler, who is assigned to the Child Advocacy Center and is required to check on Leon G. Marriott, age 41. Marriott is a registered Level 1 sex offender and could not be located at his residence for his routine check.

Investigator Chrysler’s investigation revealed that Marriott had not been living at his residence and was possibly living in the City of Utica. Upon doing so, Marriott failed to change his address in the sex offender registry. Sex offenders are required to change their address in the registry within 10 days of moving.

Inv. Chrysler continued his attempts to locate Marriott, but was unable to, so an arrest warrant was applied for and obtained.

On August 3, 2023, members of the Criminal Investigation Unit, Utica Police Warrants Unit, and Oneida County Sheriff’s Warrants Unit, located Marriott at a residence in the City of Utica and arrested him on the arrest warrant for Failing to Register his Change of Address, a Class E Felony under the New York State Corrections Law.

Marriott was transported to the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office where he was processed. He was later held at Centralized Arraignment. After arraignment, Marriott was held without bail. He is scheduled to appear in Whitestown Town Court at a later date.

Marriott has a prior Family Court warrant from another County, and was found to be in violation of an active order of protection at the time of his arrest. Further charges are pending.