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Three men fail to register as a sex offender

Tyler Hawkins

Saturday, October 1, 2022 - The State of Oklahoma has filed a felony arrest warrant against a Muldrow man who failed to register as a sex offender in Sequoyah County.

Tyler Scott Hawkins, 23, faces up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000 if he is convicted of the felony charge.

According to the affidavit, on Sept. 7, a Muldrow police officer received a call from an officer with the Department of Corrections. That officer said she had a sex offender, Hawkins, who was out of compliance with registration rules.

The DOC officer said Hawkins had not been reporting as ordered and was not returning phone calls. The Muldrow police officer checked the MPD’s records and found that Hawkins had last registered in April 2022 and had been scheduled to come back in July 2022.

On Sept. 10, the Muldrow police sergeant learned that Hawkins had reportedly moved to Missouri, but there was no paperwork to prove his whereabouts. Hawkins was previously convicted of failure to register in August 2021.

Thomas McLeod

An arrest warrant was filed Sept. 10 for another Muldrow man charged with failure to comply with sex offender registration, a felony that could send him to prison for up to five years.

Thomas Seth McLeod, 24, could also face a fine of up to $5,000 if he is convicted of the charge.

On Sept. 10, a Muldrow police sergeant came on duty at 4 p.m. to find that McLeod, a known sex offender, had not been in the office as scheduled on Sept. 8 to fill out paperwork. The officer then went to McLeod’s listed address on South Caddo Street, but the trailer appeared to be unoccupied. The officer then contacted the owner of the trailer park, who said McLeod had moved into his sister’s house in Nicut.

The officer also attempted to contact McLeod by phone, but he received no response.

William Martinez

A felony arrest warrant was issued Aug. 29 for a transient man who failed to register as a sex offender.

On Aug. 22, a Sequoyah County sheriff’s deputy was scheduled to meet with William Noel Martinez, 34, who was supposed to register weekly as a sex offender.

Martinez lives on a piece of property in the northwestern part of Sequoyah County, and because he is transient, he is subject to weekly reporting.

According to an affidavit filed in the case, Martinez didn’t show up for his Aug. 22 appointment, and he failed to answer multiple phone calls and text messages.

At 7:30 a.m. Aug. 24, the deputy went to the address listed in Martinez’s paperwork and saw the man’s tent, but Martinez was nowhere around.

On Aug. 29, Martinez again missed his weekly check-in.

Laura Brown, Staff Writer

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