CRISP CO., GA (WALB) - A deputy with four years of service at the Crisp County Sheriff's Office was arrested, and then dismissed Saturday, after he was caught violating several Georgia deer hunting laws.
David Smith faces several misdemeanor charges, including hunting under the influence, hunting at night, trespassing, hunting from a motor vehicle, and hunting from a roadway.
Sheriff Billy Hancock said, "We realize that we are held to a higher standard because of the job we have and the oath that we take and we're going to stand up to that standard that they hold us to."
According to a report, a land owner called the sheriff's office and reported that someone was hunting on his land off of Lebanon Church Road, in the southern part of Crisp County.
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources came out to investigate. Agents found Smith lying on the ground and wearing camouflage. A deer carcass was found nearby.
Holly Butterworth was also taken into custody, and faces several related charges.
Sheriff Billy Hancock issued this release Monday morning: