HELENA-WEST HELENA, AR---A man in Helena-West Helena, Arkansas, is behind bars accused of shooting a registered sex offender he claims raped his young daughter.
The shooting happened on March 25, 2009, on Oakland Avenue. Police charged 26 year-old Jimmy Haynes with first degree battery for shooting his girlfriend's father, registered sex offender Kovadis Maxie.
According to police reports, Haynes accused Maxie of raping his young daughter. Police say Haynes confronted Maxie at his home, pulled a gun, and shot him in the leg.
Maxie had a trip to the hospital, but he did not go to jail.
In the state of Arkansas, Kovadis Maxie is listed as a registered sex offender. He was convicted of first degree sexual abuse. He is listed as a Level 3 offender, which means he has a high risk of re-offending.
Helena-West Helena investigators say they did
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