A Dodge County deputy is on administrative leave without pay after being charged Tuesday with simple battery, criminal trespass and making terroristic threats and acts, according to a sheriff’s office news release.
Dean Smith turned himself in to Sheriff Jeff Hinson and has since been released on a $7,500 property bond, according to the release.
Smith has been on administrative leave since May 10 when a resident filed an internal affairs complaint against Harris concerning an off-duty incident May 7.
The complainant and two witnesses alleged Smith, while off duty, physically assaulted and threatened the complainant, according to the release.
Hinson requested the GBI look into the criminal aspect of the complaint.