Sex Offender Jailed for Allegedly Urinating on Relative
The 24-year-old man hadn't registered with authorities since 2006, according to the Oconee County Sheriff's Office. An arrest does not mean a conviction.
A convicted sex offender who'd failed to register with authorities since 2006 was captured Thursday, according to the Oconee County Sheriff's Office.
Deputies were dispatched to a Garrett Road residence around 3 p.m. where a 58-year-old man told them his roommate, who's been living with him for more than a year, had urinated on his left leg and foot during an argument, according to an incident report.
The 24-year-old suspect was "found standing in the hallway wearing only a tank top t-shirt," a deputy wrote in the report. The deputy put handcuffs on the man and gave him a towel to cover up.
Keith Level Smith was charged with simple battery under the Family Violence Act.
"Further investigation revealed that he had been convicted of a sex crime in Illinois and had registered as a sex offender with the Centreville (IL) Police in 2006, but he had not registered since then," a news release stated. "He has also been charged with failure to register as a sex offender here and is being held in the Oconee County Jail without bond pending a first appearance hearing."
Officials said they'd contacted Centreville Police, but Friday afternoon they didn't have details about the case that led to Smith's conviction.
The following was noted on the Sheriff's Office Facebook Page: "According to the DeKalb Co. Sheriff's inmate locator page, he has multiple priors there as well."