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Former officer in TMH following crash in Calhoun County

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By Angye Morrison

UPDATE:

 

Former Quincy police officer Ted Smith was arrested Tuesday on charges of attempted murder, upgraded from the original expected charged of domestic batter, in addition to charges of burglary with victims assaulted, violation of injunction and felony criminal mischief.

 

Smith is under guard at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital in intensive care following an accident in Clarksville. According to a report from the Florida Highway Patrol, Smith fell asleep at the wheel and drifted toward the side of the road. He drove over a culvert and the car went airborne and landed on its roof in a ditch.

 

Once he is released from the hospital, Smith will be transported to the Gadsden County Jail.

 

POSTED JULY 14:

 

Gadsden County law enforcement personnel said Tuesday a former Quincy police officer who drove his 1997 white Ford van into his former home was taken to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital following an accident in Calhoun County.

 

Ted Smith, 47, was airlifted to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries after a single-car accident in Clarksville, near Blountstown. Florida Highway Patrol officers responding to the scene of the accident identified Smith at the crash site. Smith had been driving a blue Ford Explorer.

 

Smith is being closely guarded at the hospital and is expected to be taken to the Gadsden County Jail upon his release from TMH.

 

According to reports from the Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office, Quincy police officers were called to the Lake Laurie home about 1:40 a.m. Sunday night. The call was reported to be a domestic dispute.

 

GCSO officials said Smith drove a van into the home while his estranged wife slept, then went inside and chased her and, upon catching her, attempted to strangle her.  He then fled the scene in a different vehicle.

 

Smith was originally expected to be charged with burglary with persons assaulted or injured, domestic battery and felony criminal mischief. He will now also be charged with attempted murder and violation of injunction.

 

 

 

POSTED JULY 13:

 

Gadsden County law enforcement personnel are seeking a former Quincy police officer who they say drove a van into his home and tried to strangle his wife.

 

According to reports from the Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office, Quincy police officers were called to the Lake Laurie home of former Quincy officer Ted Smith about 1:40 a.m. Sunday night. The call was related to a domestic dispute.

 

GCSO officials said Smith drove a van into the home, then went inside and chased his wife and upon catching her, attempted to strangle her. He then fled the scene in a different vehicle.

 

Once Smith is found, officers say he will be charged with burglary with persons assaulted or injured, domestic battery and felony criminal mischief.

 

No description of the vehicle driven by Smith was provided.