Hixson v. Missouri State Highway Patrol, No. ED108289 (Mo. Ct. App. 2020)
Nature of Case: Appellant had been convicted of a sex offense in Illinois in 1999, and subsequently relocated to Missouri. After relocating, his 10 year registration period in Missouri expired. Appellant subsequently sought to be removed from the registry in Missouri, but under Missouri law he was classified as a “tier III” offender and required to register for lifetime. Appellant filed a petition for removal from Missouri’s registry, and the trial court dismissed on the grounds that he did not qualify under Missouri law.
Holding: Missouri Court of Appeals affirmed the trial court, finding that under Missouri law Appellant was required to register for life. Illinois law, and the effect of Illinois authorities removing Appellant from the Illinois registry had no bearing on whether or not he would be required to register in Missouri.