According to the Carver County Sheriff’s Office, Daniel Drill-Mellum, a Level III Predatory Offender, has been released from prison. He is moving to the area of MN 7 and County Rd 155 in Watertown Township.
In 2016, Drill-Mellum received two convictions of Criminal Sexual Conduct in the 3rd Degree, according to Brad VanderVegt with the Minnesota Department of Corrections. VanderVegt joined the Carver County Sheriff’s Office to give a presentation to the community on Drill-Mellum’s history and to explain his current supervision situation. VanderVegt said that Drill-Mellum engaged in separate instances of sexual contact against two different female adult victims not previously known to him. He gained access to the victims at social gatherings and used attention and affection to isolate them and then coercion and physical force to attain and maintain control. He spent four years in prison, before being released with intensive supervision on Sept. 29, 2020. He will be under correctional supervision for life and will be subject to registration for life, according to VanderVegt.
The Carver County Sheriff’s Office posted a YouTube video answering questions from the community. You can watch that presentation by clicking this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mncLQG6R_Ok&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR2sfKrIcUC6kO9IIigkR6SocYYd6qZcdVOi--rr06rrhcNKaPxnkXt_OvQ
In addition, at the end of September, two Level III Predatory Offenders moved to Scott County.
Archester Rodgers, Jr. moved to Jackson Township on Sept. 28, 2020. He is living in the vicinity of Dem Con Drive in rural Shakopee. Brad VanderVegt with the Minnesota Department of Corrections joined the Scott County Sheriff’s Office for a YouTube presentation on Rodgers’ history and supervision plan.
In 1999, Rodgers was convicted of Rape and Sexual Battery in Mississippi, according to VanderVegt. When Rodgers was 17, he engaged in sexual contact against an unknown adult female, using force and threats of violence to gain control.
In 2019, Rodgers was convicted of Criminal Sexual Conduct 5th Degree and Failing to Register in Blue Earth County. He was also charged but not convicted of Criminal Sexual Conduct 3rd Degree, according to VanderVegt. At 36-years-old, Rodgers engaged in sexual contact against two known adult females, using his relationship and trust to exploit access, according to a Fact Sheet from the Scott County Sheriff’s Office. Rodgers entered prison in June of 2019 and was released in September 2020 to intensive supervision. He will be under correctional supervision until July 27, 2021 and subject to registration for life.
Jeremy Shane Zimmermann also moved to Jackson Township on Sept. 30, 2020. Brad VanderVegt with the Minnesota Department of Corrections joined the Scott County Sheriff’s Office for a YouTube presentation on Zimmermann’s history as well.
In 2008, Zimmermann was convicted of Indecent Exposure/Lewdness in Scott County and received a one-year jail sentence.
Then in 2009, Zimmermann was convicted of False Imprisonment and Criminal Sexual Conduct 5th Degree in Carver County, according to VanderVegt. According to a Fact Sheet from the Scott County Sheriff’s Office, Zimmermann engaged in sexual contact against an adult female known to him, using force and threats of violence in an attempt to gain compliance, until the victim was able to escape.
In May 2009, Zimmermann entered prison. He was released in August 2010 as a Level II Offender, but a month later, his release was revoked because he violated the terms, according to VanderVegt. When he returned to the institution, he was reassessed and assigned a new risk level as a Level III Offender. In May 2011, that sentence expired.
Later, he was convicted of Failure to Register in 2011 and 2017. Zimmermann was released with intensive supervision from that 2017 conviction on Sept. 21, 2020. He will be under correctional supervision until May 11, 2028 and will be subject to registration until Sept. 20, 2040.