Ardmore police arrest man for failing to register as a sex offender

Jody Deere (Carter County Jail)

ARDMORE, Okla. (KXII) - Ardmore police arrested a sex offender after months of searching.

Court records show Jody Hugh Deere, 49, faces one charge of failure to register as a sex offender.

Police say Deere had not registered since December and they arrested him during a traffic stop last week.

Records show Deere was convicted of second-degree rape in Tulsa County in 2003.

Deere is set to be in court in April. If convicted, he faces up to five years in prison.