Smith Co. Sheriff: Clarification of what led up to Dabrett Black's Thanksgiving arrest

The events that lead to DaBrett Black's thanksgiving murder.

According to the Smith County Sheriff's Office, back in March of 2015, 32-year-old Dabrett Black was arrested and charged with assaulting a public servant and attempting to take a weapon from an officer.

That arrest resulted in a $50,000 bond. Sheriff Larry Smith said he felt it was time to make some comments and try to 'correct some misinterpretations of a few things'. 

There was dash cam video of Black constantly punching a former Smith County deputy, Wesley Dean. Sheriff Smith said Black was incarcerated August 5, 2015 and was released March 9, 2016.

A year and nearly four months later, the Smith co. deputies arrested Black again. 

The Sheriff's Office said Black smashed his vehicle into a deputy's patrol car. Smith said he was arrested for: evading arrest with a vehicle, aggravated assault against a public servant and reckless driving. 

"Dabrett Black posted bond on July 31, 2017," Smith said. 

Black was indicted three months later, and on November 8, Smith said Black's bond of $15,000 was increased to $400,000.

15 days later, investigators said he shot and killed trooper Damon Allen. 


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