On Tuesday, January 12, 2021 the Texas Rangers arrested Andrew Smith on a charge of Indecency with a Child. Smith, who was about to be suspended, resigned from his position with DPS earlier that day.
The charge stems from an investigation that was initiated after a juvenile made an outcry on January 8, 2021 regarding the alleged off-duty assault.
The subsequent investigation by the Kleberg County Sheriff’s Office, Texas Rangers and Kleberg County District Attorney’s Office resulted in an arrest warrant being issued for the suspect.
Smith was booked into the Kleberg County Jail on the charge of Indecency with a Child – Sexual Contact, a second degree felony. The investigation remains ongoing.
Smith, 33, started with DPS in 2010 and was a Highway Patrol Sergeant in Falfurrias. No additional information is available at this time.
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