Albuquerque Police Department Detectives issued a warrant for the arrest of Gary Smith after reviewing surveillance video showing the former Congressional District 1 Republican primary candidate slashing the tires of at least four fellow Republicans, including his primary opponent, Janice Arnold-Jones.
Via The Santa Fe Reporter:
What a nut.
Gary Smith was arrested yesterday on stalking charges:
ABQ Journal reported:
Gary Smith was arrested slightly more than an hour ago and booked into MDC on a felony aggravated stalking charge, according to APD.
The charge comes after John Jones, husband of eventual Republican nominee Janice Arnold-Jones, spotted Smith at his house New Year’s Day. The visit was also captured on surveillance footage.
Det. Lorenzo Garcia said Smith was compliant upon being arrested and told officers he was at Arnold-Jones’ house only to see what it looked like. He was booked on a $50,000 cash/surety bond.
Smith was arrested last week after police said the Jones family caught Smith puncturing tires on surveillance footage. He was arrested and charged with criminal damage to property over $1,000.