James Ryan Stevens' last known address was in Newport

Carteret County authorities are seeking a man wanted in connection with sex offender registry and probation violations.

James Ryan Stevens, 31, has warrants on file for failing to notify the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office of a new address as a sex offender and for failing to enroll in the sex offender program, according to a release from the sheriff’s office. He is also wanted on probation violations.

Stevens is described as white, 6-foot and 180 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.

Stevens’ last known address in December was at 284 Howard Road, Lot No. 23, at Big Ridge Mobile Home Park in Newport.

Those spotting Stevens or those with information on his location can call Detective Harold Pendergrass with the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office at 728-8400 or 726-1911.

The sheriff’s office warns residents to never attempt to apprehend a fugitive but to instead call 911 or local authorities.