BY KENNETH DEAN
A Smith County Sheriff's Office jailer has been arrested for aggravated assault after deputies arrived at his home on Maggie Circle in reference to a disturbance. He has since resigned his position with the department.
Sheriff Larry Smith said his deputies responded to Maggie Circle in Flint at Reginald Clark's home and determined that Clark had used a weapon to hit his wife and then discharged his weapon during the incident.
It is not believed that the weapon was directed at anyone when it was fired.
Sergeant Toby Hughes who worked the case was given instructions from Sheriff Smith to treat the incident exactly as if Sgt. Clark were a citizen.
Sheriff Smith reiterated there would be no special allowances made for law enforcement officers.
"We have raised the bar and expectations of a higher standard for our law enforcement officers, and that bar will not be lowered under any circumstances,” he said.
He posted a $100,000 bond and was released from jail Tuesday at 9:30 p.m.
The Tyler Morning Telegraph will post additional information as it becomes available.
Reginald Clark worked in law enforcement before being hired by the Smith County Sheriff's Office as a jailer on May 30, 2004. He resigned on September 23, 2005 and was rehired as a jailer on July 10, 2007.
Detective Sergeant Tobby Hughes of the Smith County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigation Division was assigned to the case.