Former Richmond County deputy sentenced after guilty plea

By: STAFF Email
By: STAFF Email
Deputy Wade Smith (WRDW-TV)

Deputy Wade Smith (WRDW-TV)

Friday, September 27, 2013

AUGUSTA (WRDW) -- A former Richmond County deputy enters a guilty plea and ends up sentenced to probation.

The Clerk of Court's Office confirms Wade Smith was sentenced as a first offender for Violation of Oath by Public Officer. The judge sentenced him to five years probation. He also pleaded guilty to Criminal Trespass and was sentenced to 12 months probation.

Smith will also need to pay restitution of $900, complete 200 hours of community service and pay a $5,000 fine.

Smith was fired from the Sheriff's Office back in May after a complaint that he did not properly document marijuana, money and a handgun recovered during an investigation.


Have information or an opinion about this story? Click here to contact the newsroom.


Copyright WRDW-TV News 12. All rights reserved. This material may not be republished without express written permission.


WRDW.com is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic, be responsible, share your knowledge, and please suggest removal of comments that violate these standards.

powered by Disqus
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1212 Augusta, GA 30903 Main Telephone: (803) 278-1212 Newsroom: (803) 278-3111 Fax: (803) 442-4561
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 225504632 - wrdw.com/a?a=225504632