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Smith County constable moved to Gregg County jail after bond violation

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Published: May. 16, 2022 at 3:26 PM CDT|Updated: May. 16, 2022 at 6:47 PM CDT
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GREGG COUNTY, Texas (KLTV) - A Smith County constable was transferred from the Smith County jail to the Gregg County jail.

Curtis Traylor-Harris, 34, of Tyler, was arrested by the Smith County Probation Office on Friday. According to the bond violation report, Traylor-Harris received his diploma at the Navarro College Police Academy graduation on May 10. The video shows Traylor-Harris dressed in full uniform and in possession of his gun.

It is standard procedure for law enforcement to be moved out of the county where they serve, according to Larry Christian with the Smith County Sheriff’s Office.

Despite being back in jail with bond set at $500,000, Smith District Attorney Jacob Putman said Traylor-Harris remains in office.

“When elected officials are charged with a crime, they’re obviously presumed innocent until convicted,” Putman said. “And because of that, they get to keep their seat until they’re convicted and then they can be removed.”

A Smith County spokesperson confirms Traylor-Harris is still on county payroll. As of February, his annual salary was $74,000.

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