Troup police chief alleges Larry Smith isn't being honest about his record
POSTED: Friday, July 13, 2012 - 12:46pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 12:10pm
UPDATE: Larry Smith met with KETK on Friday and brought documents pertaining to the case Chief Henderix is referring to. We'll have his response tonight on KETK News at 5 & 6.
TROUP - The Troup Chief of Police says Larry Smith, who is running for Smith County Sheriff, is not being honest about his record.
Pat Henderix used to be a Smith County Sheriff's Deputy, and he tells KETK, Larry Smith recently claimed he worked a capital murder case back in 1999.
The only problem is, Chief Hendrix, who was the lead investigator for Smith County in the case says, he doesn't remember Smith taking any part in it. In fact, he tells us, he's put in an open request with Smith County which says nothing about Smith's involvement in the case.
Chris Green used that information when debating Larry Smith and that's when he says, Grassroots America We the People got involved.
"I'm the one that told Chris Green that Larry Smith wasn't there. Chris Green uses that at the next debate, at I believe a Grassroots of America debate and then May the 18th I get this nasty letter saying that Mr. Green made false allegations that he was actually there and he investigated it. We'll I'm here to say as the lead investigator, 20 year veteran of the Sheriff's office, member of the FBI task force when I was there, US customs task force, US Marshals Task Force, homicide investigators association that all the evidence I have, Mr. Smith was not there."