Dreese charged for violation of Megan’s Law requirements

LEWISTOWN — A Lewistown man is facing a felony charge for a Megan’s Law violation, according to local police.

Shawn Dreese, 49, of Lewistown, is a lifetime Megan’s Law registrant due to charges of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and indecent contact back in 1997. As a registrant, Dreese is required to verify his home address with police.

Police said on June 10, an address verification notification was mailed to Dreese. According to the affidavit, Dreese was required to appear at an approved registration site between June 15 and 24, but he failed to show up.

On July 10, Dreese was arrested with a warrant on unrelated charges. His address was then updated, according to police. Dreese is now facing a second-degree felony for failure to verify address/be photographed.

He is being held in the Mifflin County Correctional Facility, unable to post $250,000 bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 9 a.m. this morning and Dreese will be arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Jonathan Reed.