Motion to revoke probation

Drucker

After failing to verify information required for his sex offender registry and violating other terms of his probation, convicted counterfeiter and child molester Christopher Shaun Drucker, 37, of Orange, was arrested Sept. 12 following investigations by The Examiner, the Orange Police Department, the Pinehurst Police Department and the Orange County Probation Office.

At the time of this report, Drucker remained behind bars at the Orange County Jail with a $15,000 bond and multiple “motions to revoke probation,” reports Orange County Sheriff’s Office Detective Janois Grizzaffi. The probation revocations mean Drucker cannot currently bond out, and could send him to prison for the next 10 years, according to stipulations attached to the recent judgment related to felony counterfeiting and to a charge of failure to verify sex offender registration information from a separate incident in 2017 – at least his second registry violation at the time. Drucker was sentenced to 10 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Institutional Division, probated for five years. Conditions mandated by his probation included stipulations that he was not to reside within 1,000 feet of a place where children gather and that he was not to “communicate directly or indirectly and have no contact or association whatsoever with Danielle George.” 

Last week, The Examiner reported that Drucker’s address was listed as “unknown” on the state sex offender registry administered by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS). DPS depends on local agencies in charge of sex offenders to verify information received for the registry. Local agencies get the information from the offenders, who are legally required to provide accurate addresses and other information to the officers. DPS sends out postcards with photos and descriptions of the crimes high-risk offenders have committed, sending out the notifications to neighbors who will be residing near the registrant.

In Drucker’s case, residents living on Amaryllis Avenue in Orange received notification that the high-risk offender was living right down the road; however, he was not. Instead, he was apparently living with his grandparents’ at their home on Camelot Street in Pinehurst, because that is where he was ultimately arrested. Pinehurst Police Chief Fred Hanauer said the residence is within 1,000 feet of a park – a place where children gather. Therefore, Drucker could not reside there, not only based on the terms of his probation but also because Pinehurst city ordinances forbid it.

Following calls from Amaryllis Street resident David Bradley and The Examiner, Sgt. Chris Arnold of the Orange Police Department went to the Amaryllis Street address provided by Drucker for the registry to verify his address. Arnold’s investigation revealed Drucker had not lived at the address for some time. Arnold immediately filed a new charge on Drucker for failing to verify his sex offender registration information.

According to a police report from the Pinehurst Police Department from Sept. 12, Chief Hanaeur saw the warrant for Drucker’s arrest the same day it was issued and went to the address on Camelot, where Drucker had previously tried to register and was denied due to the proximity to the nearby park. Hanauer and another officer watched and waited. It was not long before they saw Drucker leave. He was arrested following a traffic infraction shortly after leaving his grandparents’ home on Camelot. In the front passenger’s seat sat 32-year-old Danielle Ashley George – the same Danielle George he is not allowed to communicate with as a condition of his probation.

Orange County Adult Probation Officer Brandon Roberts said when OPD’s Sgt. Arnold filed the new charge on Drucker for failing to comply with sex offender registry rules, the probation department immediately began to investigate as they do anytime a probationer, like Drucker, is charged with a new crime. The probation office reported their findings to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office, listing Drucker’s multiple infractions.

“We filed a violation report with the DA’s office, and they filed the motions to revoke probation,” he explained.

According to Officer Roberts, the DA’s office filed five motions to revoke probation for the five separate crimes Drucker was sentenced for on July 31 – four counterfeiting convictions and the conviction on the 2017 failure to verify charge.

“He will probably end up going to prison,” OCSO Detective Grizzaffi speculated after seeing the multiple motions.

Where Drucker ends up remains to be seen, and is ultimately up to the courts.

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This is an update of a previous story. See previouis coverage at theexaminer.com/stories/news/sex-offender-residing-address-unknown-now-behind-bars.

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