• Dennis McCaslin

Fort Smith sex offender arrested for failing to register with FSPD

A registered sex offender, who last known posted address was in the 300 block of South E Street in Fory6 Smith, was booked into the Sebastian County- Detention Center at 12 a.m. on Wednesday and faces a $10,000 bond after failing to comply with the reporting requirements as part of his status.

Billy Wayne Locus, 64, is a Level Three (Moderate Risk) offender was c0nvicted at the age of 24 in 1991 of two counts of First Degree Sexual Abuse of a Person Over the Age of 16. He received a suspended imposition of a ten year sentence and 24 months probation at that time but was required to register as a sex offender.

The only arrest for Locust since that time according to Arkansas Court Connect came in 2002 when he was cited for misdemeanor trespassing in Crawford County.

Locust remained behind bars an his first scheduled court appearance has been set for March 31.

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