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Former Putnam County Deputy receives new sentence of 33 months

Terry ‘TJ’ Smith received a new sentence Monday morning at the federal courthouse in Terre Haute. He was sentenced to 33 months.

Posted: Nov 20, 2017 2:06 PM

VIGO COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) - A former Putnam County Deputy will return to federal prison.

Terry ‘TJ’ Smith received a new sentence Monday morning at the federal courthouse in Terre Haute. He was sentenced to 33 months.

Smith completed a previous prison sentence of 14 months which means he will serve an additional 19 months.

Smith will turn himself in at a later date.

A jury convicted Smith of using excessive force during two arrests during his time as a Putnam County Deputy Sheriff.

Smith appealed his initial 14 month sentence, so the government argued for more time. The Court of Appeals ordered this case for resentencing not once but twice.

The second time was under a different judge.

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