Warrant issued for convicted sex offender

August 31, 2020 | Courts

NEWKIRK — For the second time in four months, Tommie Robert Shoemaker, 43, Blackwell, has been charged in Kay County District Court with a charge of failure to register as a sex offender.

Earlier this year, Shoemaker was convicted on nine sex crime charges including first degree rape and indecent proposals to a child under 16. (see story)  He was released with a suspended sentence and ordered to register as a sex offender.

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On April 28, Shoemaker was charged with a felony count of failure to register as a sex offender.  On June 8 he entered a no contest plea to the charge and was sentenced to three years in prison with all but 30 days suspended. (see story

On Aug. 28 he was charged with failure to registering as a sex offender and sex offender living within 2000 feet of a park. Blackwell police officer Alex Myatt reports in the affidavit that Shoemaker was released from the county jail on June 8. Myatt reports that Shoemaker resumed living at 408 west Oklahoma after his release. The same residence he was arrested at in April.

On July 18, Myatt went to the residence and made contact with Shoemaker. The officer asked why he had not registered and Shoemaker reportedly stated he had registered as homeless under a bridge on the north side of town and said that he sometimes spends the night at the residence. A warrant with bond endorsed at $2,500 is issued.

Tommie Robert Shoemaker