Smith County deputy arrested by Texas Rangers
POSTED: Wednesday, January 13, 2010 - 7:08pm
UPDATED: Monday, June 13, 2011 - 9:53am
TYLER - Smith County Sheriff J. B. Smith tells KETK Deputy Terry Lindsey has been arrested Wednesday night by the Texas Rangers on charges of excessive aggravated assault with a deadly weapon on Joshua Barnes.
Sheriff Smith says the arrest comes after an investigation being conducted by the Texas Rangers and the FBI.
Sheriff Smith says Lindsey allegedly used execessive force with a deadly weapon when arresting Barnes at a party December 26th that took place at Lindsaey's home.
Barnes has already been arrested for the stabbing death of James Brandon Lee and is being held in the Smith County Jail with a $500,000 bond.
And now Lindsey is facing federal charges for acting under color of the law and is being held in the same jail with a $350,000 bond.
Lindsey was fired upon his arrest.
Jessica Wilson / KETKnbc.com