Man Arrested For Domestic Violence Assaults Deputy

A Cherokee County man is behind bars- accused of assaulting a sheriff's deputy. 43-year-old Matthew Smith is charged with second degree assault and three counts of domestic violence. Deputies said they found Smith inside a home in the Tecumseh community after a woman called for help. The woman told deputies that Smith, who's her former husband, was angry and firing shots inside the home. Deputies said when they found Smith, he appeared intoxicated, became aggressive and struck one of them in the head. The injured deputy received several stitches at a local hospital and was released. Smith is in the Cherokee County Detention Center.


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