Pitt County Fire Official Found Not Guilty

A fire official in two Pitt County towns has been found not guilty of misdemeanor sexual battery.

The Pitt County Clerk of Court's Office says Tony Smart was found not guilty in court Monday.

Smith was accused of grabbing a woman's rear end while conducting a fire safety inspection at the Cubbies in Winterville in October.

Following the accusation, Smart was suspended from his duties as a battalion chief with Greenville Fire-Rescue and as Winterville's assistant fire chief.


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  • by Lorraine Location: Aurora on Dec 30, 2011 at 02:24 PM
    We are so glad to know everyone knows, what we knew in our hearts. Not guilty, Sue her for false accusations.
  • by hmmm Location: allover on Nov 29, 2011 at 02:12 PM
    smells like another duke lacross,something needs to be done about these false acussers
  • by friend on Nov 29, 2011 at 10:26 AM
    Thanks goodness this mess is over. Tony, no one who knows you ever thought there was any substance to this. Maybe you should sue the girl for trying to ruin your character, but we all know you are too good to do that. Here's to a fine man!
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      by Anonymous on Nov 29, 2011 at 04:18 PM in reply to friend
      For what she has put him though, He should sue her. This would not make him a bad person. At least get any expenses out of her. I am sure he has spent a lot of money to clear his name. Make her pay for it!
  • by Pitt Co Firefighter on Nov 29, 2011 at 08:36 AM
    Thank the good lord this is over.
  • by Mike Location: Greenville on Nov 29, 2011 at 07:17 AM
    Tony Smart is the finest man I have ever came into contact with. I also hate that this mess got started.
  • by WOW Location: Winterville NC on Nov 29, 2011 at 07:14 AM
    Looks like someone wanted their 15 minutes of fame! I am glad Chief Smart was found not guilty. He is a very nice guy. ( Even if he does have a rep as a ladies man)
  • by A shame Location: Greenville on Nov 29, 2011 at 07:05 AM
    Tony is a fine person and sadly, this accusation has tried to mar his reputation. Glad this ordeal is over for you, sir.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 29, 2011 at 06:45 AM
    Congrats Tony, we all knew you were innocent! Now maybe you can get your life back. Bless of luck to you & your family, you are a fine man who so many admire.
  • by Chuck Location: Greenville on Nov 29, 2011 at 06:27 AM
    I knew Tony was not guilty.He is a very first class guy. What a waste of the courts time.Lady thought she was going to get some money.
  • by D Location: Pitt on Nov 29, 2011 at 06:19 AM
    Of course he was found not guilty. He is one of the finest people I have ever known! He is a good man and I just hate it that this mess ever started!
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      by B on Nov 29, 2011 at 07:03 AM in reply to D
      Ditto
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