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April 18, 2013

2 arraigned for violating Sex Offender Registry Act

ENID, Okla. — Two men accused of violating the state’s Sex Offender Registry Act appeared before a judge Thursday in Garfield County District Court.

Richard Rene Mahan, 46, and David Raynead Hall, 38, were arraigned on felony charges.

Mahan is accused of a single count of failure to register as a sex offender, and Hall has been charged with being a sex offender residing within 2,000 feet of a school.

Mahan faces up to five years imprisonment and/or a fine of up to $5,000, if convicted of the charge. Hall faces a fine of up to $3,000 and/or one to three years imprisonment.

According to an affidavit filed in Mahan’s case, Enid Police Department went April 10 to 2402 Danvere to serve two unrelated arrest warrants for Mahan.

While confirming the warrants, Sgt. Quent Tubbs asked Mahan if he also was required to register as a sex offender. Mahan said he was required to register but had not registered with Enid Police Department, according to the affidavit.

Mahan, after being placed under arrest, told Tubbs he had lived in Enid since the last week of December 2012. He said he had been convicted in Beaver County District Court, was required to register as a sex offender and did so with the Beaver County Sheriff’s Office.

Mahan also told Tubbs his probation officer had explained the rules when he moved to Enid and told him to register with the local police department, according to the affidavit. Mahan said he never contacted Enid Police Department after moving.

Records show Mahan was convicted of sexual battery in 2010 and is classified as an aggravated sex offender with a non-expiring status, according to the affidavit.

Mahan, who is being held in lieu of $3,000 bond, was ordered to return to court May 20 for a band appearance.

According to an affidavit filed in Hall’s case, EPD was contacted April 12 about Hall living at 2217 E. Locust, within 2,000 feet of Coolidge Elementary School.

Detective John Robinson checked records, which showed the address was 1,959 feet east of the school, according to the affidavit. He spoke with the woman Hall was dating, and she said Hall stayed over most nights when he wasn’t working.

When Robinson spoke with Hall, Hall admitted he stays at the residence and his address he registered with the department did not have running water or heat.

Hall appeared Thursday morning free on $5,000 bond and was ordered to return to court May 13 for a bond appearance.

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