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Registered sex offender faces new charges in Alexander County

The Alexander County Sheriff’s Office has charged a registered sex offender for failing to update his address, officials said Friday.

Christopher Thomas Smith, 34, was served with arrest warrants and taken into custody Thursday, after deputies began looking for Smith on Jan. 7, according to the sheriff’s office.

Smith had failed to update his address “and was possibly trying to evade investigator’s efforts to track him down,” officials said.

Smith was placed under a $50,000 secured bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 26, the sheriff’s office said.