Smith County jailer arrested and fired for assualting girlfriend
SMITH COUNTY — A Smith County jailer is arrested and fired for assaulting his girlfriend.
David Lee Patterson, 24, had been on the job for three years and was a Corporal when he was terminated. Officials said Tyler police had responded to several complaints at Patterson’s residence
. Authorities say one of those complaints included a report of shots fired.
Patterson was arrested Friday and charged with assault causing bodily injury and interfering with an emergency call. He was released on a $10,000 bond the same day.