Gregory Smith Jan. 24 mugshot

Sgt. Gregory Smith after his arrest on Jan. 24, 2020.

SOUTHINGTON, CT (WFSB) -- A Connecticut State Police sergeant was arrested on Friday for the second time in less than a year.

Sgt. Gregory Smith was booked by Southington police for violating a protective order and scheduled to face a judge on Monday in New Britain.

Southington police said Smith turned himself in after learning about a warrant for his arrest.

It charged him with two counts of violation of a protective order.

According to Southington police, Smith went to the victim's apartment complex on Dec. 24, 2019. At the time, the order was in place to prohibit Smith from speaking to the victim.

Then on Jan. 11, 2020, police said Smith sent a text message to the victim, which was also a violation of the order.

The incidents were then reported to Southington police on Jan. 21.

The victim told police he showed up to her apartment 12 times and that she had been documenting it saying "I was consistently taking photos of his vehicle parked in the lot but he has gained access to my phone and deleted them from a secured application by deleting the application."

He was released on a $10,000 bond and is required to wear a GPS monitoring device.

Smith's first arrest happened over the summer.

In July of 2019, Smith was arrested by state police for domestic violence following a complaint by his wife.

He was charged with assault, threatening, and reckless endangerment. 

According to state police, Smith has been on administrative suspension without police powers since his first arrest.

Following his arrest last week, Smith was put on a leave of absence, state police said.

A separate internal affairs investigation was initiated.

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(3) comments

rick be

This Meter Maid on Wheels should know what a Protective Order means.

An ordinary citizen would be jailed for this. Judges get testy

when you ignore their orders.

J.finnet

Minus what any judicial facts how does one determine who is guilty...a domestic terrorist acting under the color of the law or a domestic terrorist exploiting her children because she is a vindictive individual....this os the same thing the new veitain herald does...lack of diligence lack of neutrality. Just concern with money

outntyme25

So true....there are 3 sides to every story: his, hers and the truth....hopefully the true colors of the “victim” come out.

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