Latest on Putnam County deputy arrest


PUTNAM COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) – News 10 continues to follow the latest on a Putnam County Sheriff Deputy accused of brutality.

Terry ‘Joe’ Smith, or TJ, was indicted for the accusations. He faces four federal charges in the case.

Smith is also a Greencastle councilman.

The U.S. Attorney told us this case sets itself apart from other police brutality reports.

“This is not an isolated ‘he said, she said’ circumstance. This is minimally four instances as I indicated previously, one of which occurred at a truck stop,” said Joseph Hogsett, U.S. Attorney.

News 10 placed multiple calls to the Putnam County Sheriff on Tuesday. He has not returned any messages.

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