- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 23, 2015

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) - U.S. Marshals have arrested a Harrison County man wanted for three counts of failing to register as a sex offender.

The Herald-Dispatch reports (https://bit.ly/1Cq8Zvn ) a statement from the U.S. Marshals Service says 55-year-old William Michael Smith was arrested Monday in Huntington by members of the U.S. Marshals Cops United Felony Fugitive Enforcement Division Task Force, which included deputies from Cabell and Kanawha counties, as well as the West Virginia State Police.

According to the statement, Smith’s failure to register violations stem from a 1983 conviction for first-degree sexual abuse in Huntington.

Smith was also wanted on federal supervised release violations and battery charges.

The statement says Smith did not notify state police or his probation officer of his intentions to move or leave the state prior to doing so.



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