Truancy officer charged in Selmer Alderman’s Assault

By Jeff Whitten


Truancy officer charged in Selmer Alderman’s Assault

Selmer Alderman John Preston Smith was allegedly assaulted on Jan. 31 by Eric Holcombe, truancy officer for the McNairy County School District.

According to the incident report provided by the McNairy County Sheriff’s Department, Smith told Deputy Amy Ballard, that it was not his week to have his kids but since it was his birthday he wanted to spend a few hours with them.

Along with friend Brian Dickey, who is McNairy County Registrar of Deeds, Smith went to the Guys home of his estranged wife, Rebecca, to pick up the kids.