Authorities release ID of man accused of injuring Houston Co. jailer

Raymond Smith (Source: Houston County Jail)
Raymond Smith (Source: Houston County Jail)

CROCKETT, TX (KTRE) - The Houston County Sheriff's Office has released the name of an inmate accused of injuring a jailer last week.

Raymond Smith Jr., of Crockett, faces a new charge of third-degree assault of public servant.

According to the sheriff's office, Smith had come back to the jail following a court hearing and was not happy with the proceedings. Chief Deputy GP Shearer said Smith began to yell and scream threats to the staff. Jailers escorted him back to his cell and began to remove the restraints when Smith hit a jailer with a closed fist, Shearer said.

Two other jailers were able to restrain Smith and the injured jailer was taken to a hospital and was treated and released.

Smith's new bond is $250,000.

Smith was arrested in September after Crockett police said he tried to set fire to a home after he said his mother needed to die.

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