Smith County constable resigns
Smith County — Smith County Precinct 3 Constable Dustin Rust tells KETK he has resigned from office effective immediately.
The constable says he has accepted a new position elsewhere, but is not at liberty to talk about at this time.
Rust was indicted in April on three separate counts. One of the felonies centers around misuse of county property, in this case, county vehicles and gasoline used by his deputies for off duty security work.
Rust's replacement will be named Tuesday morning at the Smith County Commissioner's Court. Republican Jim Blackmon, who won the runoff for precinct 3 constable, is a possible replacement for Rust.