A local man was booked into the Carter County Detention Center on Thanksgiving Day on a felony count of failure to register as a sex offender and a misdemeanor count of obstructing an officer. 

Jamie Kealoha Stevens, 52, was arrested by Ardmore Police Department Officer Adam Eller. According to the state’s sex offender registry, Stevens was registered as a resident of Oklahoma County.

Stevens’ order to register as a sex offender in the state was issued after his conviction in a 2008 case in Logan county for second degree rape. Three other charges, for second degree rape, obscene material-importing, and encouraging and/or soliciting sexual conduct or communication with a minor child, were dismissed as part of a plea bargain according to Logan County Court records. 

Stevens’ sentence in that matter was 25 years with the last 10 years suspended for good behavior. Stevens was ordered to participated in sex offender treatment and to register as a sex offender. 

Stevens later requested to withdraw the guilty plea, but the request was denied by Logan County Judge Susan C. Worthington. 

In 2016, Stevens was remanded to Logan County Jail after that county’s district attorney moved to revoke probation — after which he was again ordered to register as a sex offender after his release.  

The initial appearance in the failure to register case was made Monday as the courthouse and other county offices were closed for the holiday. The case was set before Carter County Special District Judge Carson Brooks. 

Brooks set bond for Stevens in the amount of $10,000. The preliminary conference was set for Jan. 3, 2019.