Bristow Police Arrest Sex Offender Wanted By U.S. Marshals

Thursday, March 4th 2021, 9:18 pm

BRISTOW, Okla. -

Bristow Police arrested a sex offender wanted by the U.S. Marshals on Wednesday.

Deputies said Ryan Still failed to register as a sex offender even after he was convicted of the very same crime just two years ago.

After being found guilty of second-degree rape in 2012 in Creek County, Still is required to register as a sex offender. An affidavit said when he was 21, he raped his 15-year-old girlfriend, putting her in a chokehold and threatening to kill her and himself.

U.S. Marshals said Still didn't register after moving, which led to his arrest on Wednesday. 

"Bristow Police Department just reached out to me and let me know that they had seen him earlier on in the day, and they were going to go back out and find him and they ended up catching up with him," Deputy Story Schankel said. 

Schankel with the U.S. Marshal's Service said Lighthorse Police are working the case. 

Still was originally sentenced to one year in prison and six years on probation for the 2012 rape.

Records show he was then convicted in Creek County in 2019 for failing to register. Now, because of a Supreme Court ruling on tribal jurisdiction, the case is under the jurisdiction of the federal government. 

"If a sex offender moves within the boundaries of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, and fails to register, there's a potential federal case there," Schankel said. 

Schankel manages the sex offender program for northeastern Oklahoma. He said not registering will not be tolerated.

"If you don't obey the conditions of your sex offender registration, and you fail to register, whether it's state and local or federal law enforcement, we're coming for you," Schankel said.