A wanted Smith County sex offender has been arrested. The arrested followed a stakeout by officers. Taken into custody on Interstate Highway 20 was Michael Shannon Stephens, 40, of Henderson.
Officers had earlier watched him go into a room at an East Marshall Avenue motel and then later leave the room. When served with the Smith County warrant, officers found six rocks of cocaine in his shirt pocket. He has now been charged with possession of a controlled substance. He was booked into the Gregg County Jail under bonds totaling $170,000.