Randy Lee Ray, 57, of Blair, was booked into the Jackson County Jail at 3:21 p.m. on the charge of failure to pay fines on an August 2004 conviction for failure to register as a sex offender.
On Aug. 17, 2006, Judge Joe Heaton of the United States Court for the Western District of Oklahoma filed judgment on Ray's lawsuit, filed in March 2006, against Detective Bob McGill, et al, and the suit was dismissed with prejudice on July 26 of that year.
In September 1992, Ray pleaded guilty in a federal court of child pornography for a video film he produced using a young girl. He was sentenced to 10 years. He spent about 8 1/2 years in prison and on July 26, 1999, he registered in Altus as a sex offender under the state Sex Offender Registration Act.
At the time he registered, sex offenders were required to register for only five years. On Aug. 27, 1999, the registration requirement was extended to 10 years.
Ray claimed that McGill deceived him into signing a 10-year registration form. In May 2004, Ray reported his address as 1308 Scott, and McGill told him he could not live there because the residence is within 2,000 feet of a school.
In August 2004, after not having heard from Ray in regard to his new address, police secured a warrant for his arrest on a charge of failure to register as a sex offender. Ray pleaded guilty to the charge Sept. 20, 2005. He received a five year suspended sentence and was slapped with costs and fines of $2,231.46.
Ray claimed that McGill and the District Attorney's Office conspired to use the incorrect statute in the Oklahoma Sex Offenders Act to require that he be registered as a sex offender. He also claimed that all the agencies and individuals he named as defendants in his lawsuit worked in collusion against him.
Defendants in the lawsuit were McGill; District Attorney John Wampler and assistant district attorneys Matthew Salter and Stephen Booker; District Attorney's Office; Oklahoma Attorney General's Office; Altus Police Department; Rachel Noyola of District 4 Probation and Parole; Oklahoma Sex Offender Registry Office; Department of Corrections; and unknown agents.
Ray, who filed the lawsuit pro se, was requesting relief in the form of $5 million in compensatory damages from each of the defendants as well as $5 million in punitive damages from each of the defendants.