Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Sex Offender Charged With Violating Rules

A Putnam County man is scheduled to be in court next month on what is described by the sheriff's department as a "sex offender registry offense." 50-year-old James Alvie Smoot is listed on the arrest report as living in a motel in McMinnville, but his address, according to the state's sex offender registry is on East Spring Street in Cookeville. Deputy Bobby Lane arrested Smoot at the Warren County jail on Monday for an unspecified offense, but officials say such charges normally involve failing to keep authorities updated as to your whereabouts. According to the registry, Smoot -- who is originally from Ohio -- was convicted in 2001 on charges of third degree sodomy and second degree sexual abuse.