Albany Sex Offender Behind Bars


Photo: Albany Police

27-year-old Daryus Smith of Albany man has been arrested and charged with stalking a woman and impersonating a police officer Tuesday.

Police say at about 8:00 p.m., officers responded to a home on Columbia Street near Lodge Street for a report of man banging on the door claiming to be the police. The victim told officers that a male had been following her for several blocks and that when she made it home, she immediately locked the door. She says that's when the man began knocking.

Smith, a registered New York State Level 2 Sex Offender, was taken into custody shortly after the incident. He was charged with criminal impersonation, attempted burglary and stalking.

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