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June 17, 2013

Former Ada firefighter arrested again for allegedly posting more threats

Ada —

A former Ada firefighter was arrested for the second time Wednesday after allegedly posting more threatening and possibly libelous statements on Facebook concerning Ada Police Officer Brad Rhoads and other members of the department.

Police arrested former Ada firefighter Jason Smeltz Wednesday after his name appeared on Facebook with threatening and allegedly libelous statements about Rhoads, APD Detective Captain Tommy Cosper and the police department in general.

Smeltz was first arrested April 30 for similar alleged threats and harassment evolving from a traffic stop in which Smeltz is said to have intervened without authorization. 

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