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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you confirm your email address and acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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