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Registered sex offender on the run arrested in Raleigh

Posted September 25, 2014

Travis Louis Stevens, a registered sex offender wanted by Kinston police for alleged sexual activity with a child, was arrested in Raleigh on Thursday.

— A registered sex offender wanted by Kinston police for alleged sexual activity with a child was arrested in Raleigh on Thursday.

Travis Louis Stevens, 22, of 305 S. Adkin St. in Kinston, was arrested by the U.S. Marshals’ Eastern North Carolina Violent Fugitive Task Force. Stevens was brought back to Kinston where he was placed in the Lenoir County jail under a $100,000 bond. His first court appearance is scheduled for Friday.

Stevens was wanted on charges of indecent liberties with a child and failing to notify law enforcement of a change of address. Stevens is registered at 515 Lincoln St. in Kinston but no longer lives there, authorities said.

Stevens was convicted in Lenoir County in January 2012 for indecent liberties with a 14-year-old. He served one year and six months in prison.

Because of that conviction, Stevens will be on state’s sex offender registry for at least 10 years.


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  • 678devilish Sep 26, 2014

    22! and already registered as a sex offender. This young man certainly need serious help. I pray that he get it.

  • brandy213122 Sep 26, 2014

    He was caught one time and only given a year and half in prison. How much is going to get this time, three years?? I'm sorry but they keep drug addicts on their first offense, longer than one year and 6 months. Am I the only one who sees something wrong with this picture??

  • diana123 Sep 26, 2014

    the brain of a predator is wired.
    cutting off at the elbow frightens
    children off ...

  • Linda Kerns Kellogg Sep 26, 2014
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    LEAVE THE CHILDREN ALONE! Glad they caught him

  • Jerry Sawyer Sep 26, 2014
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    These sex offenders so many times break the law again and again. We need a special place to put sex offenders.

  • jackd418 Sep 25, 2014

    Great job to the Marshals Service.

  • ptrrrk1 Sep 25, 2014

    WOW - Does it ever stop…..