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Corrections officer arrested for allegedly assaulting girlfriend in Newark; resigns during internal investigation

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Authorities say a man who was in his first year as a member of the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office has been arrested for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend.

Newark Village Police arrested Scott A. Smith Jr., 36, on Saturday for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend.


The incident occurred at 3:15 p.m. on Hillside Drive. Smith was charged with third-degree assault and taken to Wayne County jail. He was released to appear in Newark Village Court. A protection order was issued for the victim.

At the time, Smith was in his first year with the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office. He was suspended with pay but later resigned during the internal investigation. Smith is no longer with the Sheriff’s Office.