Sex offender wanted in Steuben County arrested in Texas


STEUBEN COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) – A sex offender wanted in Steuben County was arrested in Texas after a nearly 8-week investigation.

Mugshot of Samuel Brett Smith, courtesy of the Steuben County Sheriff’s Department.

Samuel Brett Smith, 26, was located and arrested without incident in Brown County, Texas Thursday morning.

An arrest warrant was issued for Smith in December 2016, alleging he failed to register as a sex or violent offender in Steuben County.

Smith is being held at Brown County Jail, awaiting extradition back to Steuben County. Additional federal charges may be sought against him.

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