Tyler County Sheriff's Office: Martial arts instructor accused of sexually assaulting student

Tyler County Sheriff's Office: Martial arts instructor accused of sexually assaulting student
Troy Smith Jr.

TYLER COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Deputies with the Tyler County Sheriff's Office arrested a 45-year-old martial arts instructor in connection to allegations from a former student who said the man sexually abused him or her.

Troy Lee Smith Jr., of Woodville, was booked into the Tyler County jail on a felony sexual assault of a child charge. His bond amount has been set at $150,000.

According to a post on the Tyler County Sheriff's Office Facebook page, a warrant was issued for Smith on Monday after a former student of Smith's reported that he or she was sexually abused while attending Smith's Academy of Martial Arts in Woodville.

Smith was arrested on Tuesday, and Justice of the Peace Trisher Ford set his bond amount.

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