POLK COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - A deputy with the Polk County Sheriff's Office arrested a 40-year-old man Sunday after he punched a firefighter at the scene of a house fire.
Jeremiah Joel Smith, 40, of Livingston, was booked into the Polk County jail on a state-jail felony assault of a public servant charge. His bail amount has been set at $10,000.
According to an arrest affidavit, two Polk County Sheriff's Office deputies were at the scene of a house fire in the 2500 block of Bluewater Road Sunday.
While they were waiting for the South Polk County Fire Department to leave the scene, the deputy who obtained the arrest warrant saw Smith approach one of the firefighters, who was sitting in his vehicle.
Smith started punching the firefighter, and after the PCSO deputy ran to break them up, he arrested Smith and took him to the county jail.