NC man, charged with 27 sexual offenses, caught in Florida

Timothy Lee Smith.

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – A man wanted by the New Hanover Sheriff’s Office for dozens of sexual offenses was arrested in Florida and booked in the New Hanover County Detention Center on Monday.

Timothy Lee Smith, 56, faces 27 charges, including multiple counts of statutory rape, indecent liberties with a child and child sex abuse. He was booked on a $2 million bond.

According to Lt. Jerry Brewer of the New Hanover Sheriff’s Office, the charges stem from actions that took place several years ago and warrants were issued for Smith’s arrest a few months ago.

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