• Georgetown Times
  • Waccamaw Times
  • Inlet Outlook

Former Georgetown County officer accused of New Mexico robberies

  • Monday, December 24, 2012

  • Updated Monday, December 24, 2012 6:20 am

 A former Georgetown County Sheriff's Office member is suspected of robbing a Santa Fe, N.M., pharmacy at gunpoint and trying to rob a second pharmacy of the potent narcotic Oxycodone.
Police in Santa Fe say 43-year-old George William Smith is also married to a Santa Fe prosecutor. They say Assistant District Attorney Dorie Biagianti-Smith called authorities and confronted her husband after recognizing him on a television news broadcast featuring the robberies that happened on Monday and Tuesday.
The Santa Fe New Mexican reports Smith fled the couple's home after his wife confronted him and remained a fugitive Thursday night.
District Attorney Angela Pacheco says the alleged crimes show anyone can be affected by prescription drug addiction.
Pacheco says Smith is a former sheriff's lieutenant with the Georgetown County Sheriff's Office.

From The Associated Press


Notice about comments:

South Strand News is pleased to offer readers the enhanced ability to comment on stories. We expect our readers to engage in lively, yet civil discourse. We do not edit user submitted statements and we cannot promise that readers will not occasionally find offensive or inaccurate comments posted in the comments area. Responsibility for the statements posted lies with the person submitting the comment, not South Strand News.

If you find a comment that is objectionable, please click "report abuse" and we will review it for possible removal. Please be reminded, however, that in accordance with our Terms of Use and federal law, we are under no obligation to remove any third party comments posted on our website. Read our full terms and conditions.

South Strand News

© 2014 South Strand News an Evening Post Industries company. All Rights Reserved.

Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Service, Privacy Policy and Parental Consent Form.