Tue, 02 Oct 2007 14:27:28 GMT — A convicted sex offender is arrested in Tift County. The Tift county sheriff's office and U.S. marshal's arrested 31-year-old Mark Lyles Smith on Friday. Smith was wanted in Leon County, Florida on probation violation and for failure to comply as a sex offender. Smith was convicted of a sex crime in 2005. He has been extradited to a Florida jail.