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Three Registered Sex Offenders to be Released in Superior

Ryan Juntti
Updated: July 10, 2019 10:37 PM

Three registered sex offenders in Superior are soon going to be released. On Wednesday night, a community meeting was held to inform the public about their upcoming release. 

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The offenders are going to be released into a Transitional Living Program, which is a residence located at 1620 N. 16th Street. The offenders will be able to live there for up to 90 days while they transition back into society.

The meeting was held to inform those who live near the facility of the offenders' upcoming release.

The offenders are Michael Garcia, Phillip Bacon, and Steven Metzig. Information about each offender provided by the Superior Police Department is below.

Garcia

In November 2000, Garcia was convicted in California of Lewd Act with a Child by Force/Fear. In August 1994, Garcia was convicted in Bayfield County of 2nd Degree Sexual Assault of a Child.

Bacon

In December 2002, Bacon was convicted in Douglas County Court of False Imprisonment. The victim in this incident was a juvenile acquaintance and the method of force was physical injury and the use of a weapon. Bacon has also been convicted of 1st Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety, Felon Possessing a Firearm, Failure to update Sex Offender Information, Bail Jumping, Battery, Contempt of Court and Possession of Methamphetamine.

Metzig

In November 2013 and October 2014, Metzig was convicted in Douglas County Court of Sexual Assault of a Child. The victim in these cases was a juvenile female relative. Metzig used verbal coercion and/or threats and hands-on force.

A Special Bulletin Notice has been issued for Bacon and Metzig. They means they are the rough equivalent of a Level 3 sexual offender, which is the highest level.

Superior Police Dept. Asst. Chief Matt Markon says the most important thing is letting the community know who is going to be moving into their neighborhood.

"I think the biggest thing is for the community members to be well informed about who is in their neighborhoods," said Markon. "Keeping everyone informed in that area, specifically because of the sex offender status is something that's quite important," he said.

Bacon is set to be released on July 19 while Garcia and Metzig are both set to be released on July 23.

Markon says the city of Superior currently does not have an ordinance restricting where an offender can live. He says this is the best way to make sure the offenders are accurately reporting their residence to the registry.

If people have questions or see anything suspicious regarding the offenders, they are encouraged to call 911.

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