The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) is on the hunt for Matthew Mark Mallory, 35, of Okarche, Oklahoma. Mallory is a convicted Oklahoma sex offender believed to have taken his 14 year old niece, Ariel Mallory, with him as he fled the state on April 5.
Search for Sex Offender
Authorities believe he is headed to Missouri to seek work on a chicken farm. Matthew Mallory is believed to be armed and dangerous. Mallory was convicted of second degree rape in Kingfisher County in 1996, and upon his release after nearly two years in jail, he was required to register as a Level 3 Oklahoma sex offender.
Level 3 status generally designates aggravated sex offenders or those deemed at the highest risk of re-offending. According to the Oklahoma Sex and Violent Crime Registry website, Mallory first registered as an Oklahoma sex offender on November 20, 1997, and, as a Level 3 sex offender, he is required to register for life.
Convicted of Rape
In addition to his second degree rape conviction, Mallory has a felony conviction for intimidating a witness in Cleveland County, Oklahoma, as well as Oklahoma County convictions for failing to comply with Oklahoma Sex Offender Registration requirements and for resisting arrest.
Currently, a warrant is out for Mallory's arrest on a complaint of child abandonment. Authorities say Matthew Mallory is believed to be driving a maroon-colored 2003 Ford Taurus with the Oklahoma license plate tag number 948-GPL. Mallory is described as a white male with brown hair and brown eyes, 5 feet 8 inches tall, and weighing 165 pounds. He is said to have multiple tattoos and piercings.
According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children website, 14-year-old Ariel Daphnee Ann Mallory has blonde hair and green eyes, is 5 feet 4 inches tall, and weighs 130 pounds. Because she is traveling with a convicted Oklahoma sex offender, she is considered an endangered runaway. In addition to the possibility that the pair are headed for Missouri, authorities say they may also be headed to Amarillo, Texas, or Greensburg, Indiana. Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Matthew Mallory or his niece Ariel is asked to call 911.