Wanted felon to spend 90 days in CC jail

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By Susan Sharp

 Before a man wanted in Colorado, North Carolina and Nebraska can be returned there, he has to spend some time in the Campbell County jail.

Hiep Xuan Le was sentenced to 90 days by Criminal Court Judge Shayne Sexton for failing to register as a sex offender. At the Monday hearing, Le, through an interpreter, agreed he had failed to register after moving to Tennessee in June 2008.

Since June 2009, Le had been working at an area nail salon.

In late September, a joint operation between the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department and U.S. Marshal Service put Le behind bars. The CCSD became involved after being notified Le was the third most wanted sex offender in Colorado and was living in Campbell County, according to Sheriff Robbie Goins. The U.S. Marshal Service also told the CCSD Le had outstanding warrants in North Carolina and Nebraska.

After being sentenced to 90 days in the county jail, Le was given credit for the time he had served. He was also placed on two years probation and fined $350.

It is expected that one of the three states where Le has outstanding warrants will extradite him at the end of the 90 days.