Sex offender wanted for failing to register

Kenneth Lee Smith, 33 (Source: JPSO)
Kenneth Lee Smith, 33 (Source: JPSO)

GRETNA, LA (WVUE) - The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office has issued an arrest warrant for a man convicted of indecent behavior with a 14-year-old girl and failing to register as a sex offender.

Kenneth Lee Smith, 33, has been wanted since May. As required by law, Smith is supposed to register because of that conviction.

Smith is described as an African-American man, 6'1'', 230 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.

He has previous convictions for failure to register as a sex offender and illegal possession of stolen things. He has also been arrested for resisting arrest and battery on a police officer.

Investigators believe Smith might be staying with relatives or friends.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Kenneth Smith is asked to call 911 or contact, the U.S. Marshal's Office 504-589-6872 or CRIMESTOPPERS.

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