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Car thief suspect assaults deputies during booking at jail



A man arrested for burglary and larceny of a motor vehicle now has additional charges filed against him because assaults on two deputies during his booking at the Alamance County jail.

The events of the day began around 6:00 a.m., when Alamance County sheriff’s deputies arrested Glen Todd Smith, Jr., white, male, 34, of 1656 Campbell Road, Bear Creek, NC  for burglary and larceny of a motor vehicle.

Once arrested, Smith was taken to the Alamance County Detention Center where he was served his warrants and turned over to the custody of staff at the jail, according to the sheriff’s office.

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During booking, Smith was placed in a holding cell. A female sergeant walked into the cell to have the phone turned on so that he could attempt to call friends and family in order make bond.

While the phone was being activated, the sergeant picked up the receiver, and Smith slammed her head into the concrete wall, according to a description of events provided by the sheriff’s office.  The deputy fell to the ground, and Smith exited the cell and shut the door, locking the officer inside.

Smith then went towards the exit of the jail and was ordered by a lieutenant to stop. He then proceeded to run away and was caught near the exit door where he broke a plastic mail bin over the lieutenant’s head and then struck the officer in the head. Officers were then able to secure Smith.

The female sergeant was treated for her injuries at the Kernodle Clinic, and the lieutenant sustained minor scratches from the incident.

The District Attorney’s Office assisted with the investigation, and Smith has been charged with the following:

  • First Degree Kidnapping, 1 count (felony);
  • Assault on Detention Employee Inflicting Serious Injury, 1 count (felony);
  • Malicious Conduct by Prisoner, 1 count (felony);
  • Misdemeanor Escape Local Jail, 1 count (misdemeanor);
  • Assault on Government Official, 1 count (misdemeanor); and
  • Injury to Personal Property, 1 count (misdemeanor).

Investigators also served two additional outstanding warrants for:

  • Failure to appear Probation Violation, 1 count (misdemeanor); and
  • Failure to appear DV Protective Order Violation, 1 count (misdemeanor).

Smith was initially given a $103,000 secured bond and had his first appearance later on Wednesday. The district attorney’s office will be sending this case to the grand jury on Monday. During his first appearance, Smith’s bond was increased to $305,000 secured.

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