Vet With Prostate Cancer Arrested


PANAMA CITY-- A local homeless veteran is behind bars tonight after police dig a little deeper into his past.

Panama City Police arrested David Smith this weekend for failure to register as a sex offender.

Officials say Smith failed to report an address change, and also failed to have an updated Florida ID.

If his name sounds familiar, it's because last week, several local media outlets ran stories about Smith being denied cancer treatment at the local V.A.

People began stepping forward to offer their help, including a local Oncologist.

As that story was developing, Smith's past was re-surfacing.

A jury convicted Smith on 3 counts of lewd and lascivious molestation on minors, which took place in the late 1980's and early 90's.

He served 8 years in prison, until his release in 2001.


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