After a pair of prison stints, man arrested 2 more times in 4 months


Robert Wayne Stevenson made statewide headlines back in 2013 when he was arrested and charged with "reckless conduct by an HIV infected person."

The investigation began when a woman came forward to the Baldwin County Sheriff's Office after contracting the virus.

Robert Wayne Stevenson 2013 booking photo

Stevenson was accused of having sex with multiple women and not disclosing his HIV status, a felony in Georgia. There were roughly a half-dozen victims or potential victims, investigators said at the time, who added that Stevenson actually had two girlfriends living on the same property. He ultimately was sentenced to seven years in state prison. Stevenson then spent six-and-a-half years behind bars and was released in early 2019, for the time being. He was arrested later that year in North Carolina and sent back to prison here in Georgia, this time for six months. 

Now, Stevenson is back in legal trouble after being booked at the county jail twice in the last four months. He was arrested on July 27 for probation violation and not given a bond. Back in April, meanwhile, Stevenson was arrested for hit-and-run after an incident on North Columbia Street near Walmart. Stevenson is accused of driving a vehicle that made contact with a motorcycle before speeding away. 

Along with the seven-year prison sentence back in 2013, Stevenson also was given 13 years on probation and required to register as a sex offender.


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