East Texas preacher back behind bars

Photo Source: Jasper County
Photo Source: Jasper County

JASPER COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - JASPER COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - A Jasper County preacher was booked out of jail after accepting a probation deal for sexual assault of a child, but is back behind bars today on three outstanding warrants in Panola County.

Donnie Smith Jr., 37, of Silsbee, was arrested in July after his wife found text messages and photos on his phone from a now 16-year-old girl. The wife told authorities about it and Smith confessed to having sex with the girl on several occasions.

Smith waived an indictment and pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of second degree sexual assault of a child.

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