A Decatur County man who is required to wear an electronic monitoring device could be heading to prison over his refusal to wear it. Reports indicate 36-year-old Scott Smith of Davis City who is a convicted sex offender refuses to wear the device because of religious beliefs.
Smith was first convicted in 2004 of third-degree sex abuse and indecent contact with a child. He was placed on probation for five years for the sex abuse and one year for indecent contact and was released after service just 210 days on work release and placed on two years probation.
State lawmakers had established a requirement of electronic monitoring for hundreds of offenders who go on parole or probation. Smith is a member of the Brotherhood of Christ Church who at one time believed the Soviet Union would attack Kansas City, Missouri and everything else within a fifty mile radius. The Lamoni police chief Dale Killpack indicates that there are 50 or 60 members of the church live on over five hundred acres east of Lamoni.