Deputy Charged in Friday Assault

Kenneth Aaron Smith (CCSO Detention)
Kenneth Aaron Smith (CCSO Detention)

Columbus County Sheriff’s Deputy Kenneth Aaron Smith has been charged after a Friday assault near Whiteville.

Kenneth Aaron Smith, 33, was released on a $100,000 unsecured bond on a single count of assault with a deadly weapon, detention center records show. He was arrested at 9:11 p.m. Friday and released a short time later.

The sheriff’s office released a brief statement Friday afternoon that an off-duty deputy had been involved in an incident with another individual, and that the State Bureau of Investigation was requested to handle the case.

We have reached out to the sheriff’s office for more information.

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