Wilkerson Released to Halfway House

Citizens in the Basin are expressing their concern over word that a repeat sex offender sentenced to Utah prison in 2014 has been released. 43-year-old Tommy Lance Wilkerson was living in Duchesne County when he was sentenced in 8th District Court in 2014 to serve up to 5 years in prison for violation of a protective order. Originally from Colorado, Wilkerson had been classified in that state as a “sexually violent predator” due to multiple violent sexual attacks in the 1990s. After being released from prison in Colorado in 2007 he moved to the Uintah Basin where he had multiple encounters with the law and failed to register as a sex offender. Word that Wilkerson had been released resulted in some Basin residents worried that he would return to the Uintah Basin. Roosevelt Police Chief Rick Harrison confirmed last week that Tommy Wilkerson has been released and is in a halfway house in the Salt Lake area. “I don’t think the terms and conditions of his eventual release to the community are finalized yet,” shares Chief Harrison. “If anyone has concerns they should contact Adult Probation and Parole.”

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