Roland man fails to register as sex offender


Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021 - A Roland man was charged Aug. 24 with failure to comply with sex offender registration, records show.


Thomas Seth McLeod, 23, faces up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000 or both if convicted of the felony charge.


Court records show that on Aug. 10, Sequoyah County dispatch received a call from a probation and parole officer regarding McLeod, who had been staying with his sister in Roland. A Roland police officer then went to speak with McLeod.


When the officer arrived, McLeod's sister told him her brother had stayed there the past four or five nights. After explaining that McLeod couldn't stay there because the apartment complex is near a school and park, McLeod was transported to the Roland Police Department, where he was interviewed.


McLeod told police he had recently taken a Greyhound bus back to this area and was staying with his sister because he had nowhere else to go. The officer once again explained why he couldn't stay there – not even for one night. In addition to the apartment's proximity to the school and park, McLeod's young nieces also live in the apartment.


McLeod was convicted of gross sexual imposition in December 2017 in North Dakota.



Laura Brown, KXMX Staff Writer


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