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Darrell Smith


     One of Baxter County’s Level 3 Registered Sex Offenders was arrested this morning after deputies responded to a disturbance call at his address of 188 CR 900 in Midway.

     The Sheriff’s Office received a call at approximately 8:50 AM from another person residing at this address indicating that 27 year old DARRELL SHANE SMITH was threatening himself and other persons there with a knife.  Upon arrival at this address, Deputy Chuck Menschik observed DARRELL SMITH exiting the residence holding two knives.  The deputy ordered SMITH to put down the knives.  SMITH began initially to approach the deputy, shouting at the deputy to shoot him, but he then turned to walk back inside the residence.  At this time, the deputy fired his TASER at DARRELL SMITH, which resulted in SMITH being incapacitated.  He was then taken into custody by the deputy.  No injuries were reported.

     Three other people at the residence told deputies that DARRELL SMITH had been threatening them with knives throughout the morning and has pursued them throughout the residence with knives.  SMITH also caused property damage at the residence when he damaged a door.

     DARRELL SHANE SMITH was transported to the Detention Center and incarcerated on the following charges:

Aggravated Assault on a Family or Household Member (3 counts) – Felonies
Aggravated Assault (1 count) - Felony
Criminal Mischief – Misdemeanor

     SMITH is being held in lieu of $25,000 bond, awaiting an appearance in Circuit Court.

/s/ John F. Montgomery,
Baxter County Sheriff