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October 31, 2008

ATF arrests Raymond Smith

On Thursday, four days before he was to begin serving a prison sentence, former Knox County judge-executive Raymond C. Smith was arrested for illegally possessing firearms as a convicted felon. His brother, 37-year-old Henry Matt Smith, was charged Wednesday by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives for the same federal probation violation.

ATF agents executed a search warrant Thursday at Raymond Smith’s home in Corbin and his workplace looking for firearms and ammunition. ATF spokesperson George Huffman said officers found two guns at the family sawmill in Barbourville, and had located at least one gun at Raymond Smith’s home as of Thursday evening. Additionally, on Tuesday, ammunition was found in Raymond Smith’s vehicle. Huffman said Raymond Smith gave consent to search his vehicle, but was unsure of the details surrounding the search.

Henry Matt Smith was charged with being in possession of a machine gun, a silencer, ammunition, and — found later at the family sawmill — two guns, more ammunition, and body armor.

Both Smiths are scheduled for a probable cause/detention hearing in U.S. District Court in London today.

The case is also under ongoing investigation by the Knox County Sheriff’s department, said Chief Deputy Derek Eubanks. Eubanks would make no further comment when reached by telephone Thursday.

Henry Matt Smith, sentenced for public corruption about two weeks ago, was charged by ATF Special Agent Todd E. Tremaine in a sworn complaint Wednesday. According to the statement, Henry Matt Smith told his girlfriend, 31-year-old Crystal Gail Peters, that he was going to use a machine gun to kill her ex-husband.

On Oct. 22, a deputy was called to Peter’s home after Henry Matt Smith allegedly assaulted her. Peters gave a Knox County deputy sheriff a machine gun, silencer and ammunition, which the deputy reported to federal agents, according to the sworn statement.

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