Level 3 Sex Offender Arrest with 3 Felony Charges

On Friday December 15, 2017, Faulkner County Sheriff's office Investigators went to the registered address of 40 year old Michael Wayne Smith, 23 Tupelo Rd. Conway, AR, to conduct a compliance check. After an investigation, it was determined Smith never lived at that address, and was actually living at 497 Acklin Gap Rd. Conway, AR. This address measured approximately 918 ft from the Cold Springs Youth Church Camp Retreat. Also during the investigation it was found that Smith had changed employment without reporting the change for over a month. Smith first registered with the Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office on January 5, 2017 and has never had the permanent physical address changed on his driver’s license.


Pursuant to 12-12-903, The Arkansas Crime Information Center (ACIC) requires the offender to report in changes in residence, mailing address, temporary domicile, employment, email, social network information in person to the local law enforcement agency having jurisdiction.


Pursuant to 5-14-128, it is unlawful for a sex offender who is required to register and who has been assessed as a level 3 or level 4 offenders to reside within two thousand (2000) feet of the property on which any public, private, secondary school or daycare facility is located. Act 818 of 2007 includes public parks and youth centers.


Pursuant to 5-14-130(1), it is a Class D Felony to provide false information to obtain identification cards or driver’s license with incorrect permanent physical addresses.


Smith was arrested on the following criminal acts:



  • 12-12-904(a)(1)(A)(ii) Failure to comply with registration and reporting requirements as a sex offender Class C Felony


  • 5-14-128 Registered Sex Offender living near school, public park, youth center, or daycare prohibited Class D Felony


  • 5-14-130 (1) Registered Offender-Incorrect permanent physical address on identification cards or driver’s license prohibited Class D Felony

If anyone knows of a sex offender that is not in compliance they are encouraged to report it to Inv. Vanda Phillips at 501-450-4917 or leave an anonymous tip at www.fcso.ar.gov and click on the "CrimeTips" tab.


Smith remains at FCSO Unit 2 awaiting a court date.

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