ENID, Okla. — A 52-year-old Enid man is facing two life sentences after being charged with exploitation of an elderly person or disabled adult and failure to register as a sex offender.
Richard Rene Mahan was charged this week with the two felony crimes, as well as a felony count of larceny and a misdemeanor charge of obstruction. Because of four prior felony convictions, he faces four years to life in prison on the exploitation and failure to register charges.
Mahan appeared for arraignment before Special District Judge Brian Lovell. Mahan's bonds were set at $21,600, $5,000 and $2,500. He was ordered to return to court Sept. 17 for a bond appearance in all three cases.
According to an affidavit filed in the obstruction case, on Aug. 10 Enid Police Department officers Shirley Blodgett and Mike Atchley were sent to Five80 Coffeehouse, 122 E. Randolph, on a report of a possible unregistered sex offender at the business.
The officers spoke with a man who identified himself as Richard Stewart, according to the affidavit. He said he did not have any identification but had already registered as a sex offender with Detective Shawn Aebi.
The officers escorted the man outside the business, and dispatch told the officers they could not find a record for Richard Stewart but did have a record for a Richard Mahan with the same birthday, according to the affidavit. The man insisted he was Richard Stewart and not Richard Mahan.
Atchley contacted Detective Nicholas Shackleford and asked him to help in identifying the man, according to the affidavit.
"Richard was very nervous and kept looking both ways down the street," Blodgett wrote in the affidavit. "At one point I asked Richard if he was going to run. Richard said no, he was just hot."
Shackleford and Detective James Buck arrived at the business, and when Mahan saw the two detectives he ran from the officers, according to the affidavit. The officers and detectives detained Mahan near Boondocks Tavern, 302 E. Maple. Mahan was positively identified and found to have warrants for his arrest out of Garfield and Harper counties.
According to an affidavit filed in the exploitation and larceny charges, on June 13 two women reported a theft from their residence in the 2400 block of Sandpiper.
One woman told Officer Bart Arnold that Mahan has been coming over to their house the past few weeks. She said each time he visits, he uses the bathroom, according to the affidavit. The way to the bathroom leads past the woman's room. That day, the woman said she checked on Mahan after he went to the bathroom and caught him with a few $100 dollar bills in his pocket.
Mahan gave the woman the money back. She told Arnold she checked with her daughter and found there was about $18,000 missing from her room, according to the affidavit. The daughter found she was missing about $3,600.
The first woman to speak with Arnold told the officer she suspected Mahan used the excuse of going to the bathroom to take money from her room, according to the affidavit.
On Aug. 10, Buck spoke with Mahan at Enid Police Department.
Buck asked Mahan if he knew why he wanted to speak with him, and Mahan told Buck he did, according to the affidavit. Mahan admitted to taking what he estimated to be $5,000 from the first woman police spoke with. He said he took the money from the woman's room over a month's time.
Mahan told Buck he had been planning on "paying them back" and said he needed the money at the time because he did not have a job, according to the affidavit.
On July 13, Shackleford was asked to help locate Mahan, who last registered as a sex offender with the address of 217 E. Hemlock.
Shackleford and Buck went to the address and were told by two employees they were cleaning out the residence, according to the affidavit. They also told the detectives the people who had lived there had moved out around July 1.
As required by law, Mahan failed to notify police three days prior to moving or abandoning a residence.
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Enid man faces charges of exploitation involving thousands, failure to register as sex offender