A 34-year-old Sulphur Springs man, a registered sex offender, was arrested Tuesday evening after he failed to notify police of a new online account, according to arrest reports. James Andrew Keahey’s arrest Jan. 14 marked the second time he has been arrested for failure to comply with sex offender registration requirements, according to jail reports.
Sulphur Springs Police Detective Jason Reneau said he received a tip that James Andrew Keahey has a Facebook account. As a registered sex offender, Keahey is required to provide certain information annually to authorities, and to notify them within seven days of opening any new online accounts, Reneau explained.
Officials checked the lead and discovered an account believed to be Keahey’s account, according to the police detective. Keahey was contacted about the online account and arrested at 5:42 p.m. Jan. 14 for failure to comply with sex offender registration requirements, a third-degree felony offense, according to police and arrest reports. The 34-year-old Sulphur Springs man was released from the county jail Wednesday, Jan. 15, on a $50,000 bond, according to jail reports.
Jan. 14, 2020, was the second time Keahey has been arrested on the charge. He was also arrested Dec. 6, 2018, for sex offender failure in duty to register annually for life, according to jail reports.