Online video leads to shooting arrest in Clarke County


A Clarke County man is behind bars after a video posted on social media shows him shooting a gun out of a moving vehicle. 

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Joseph G. Smith, 18, of Clarke County was arrested and charged on Monday with shooting across Highway 45, Clarke County Chief Deputy Barry White said.

Smith was arrested after a video showing him shooting the gun was posted on Facebook, White said. 

Smith is being held on $400 bond at the Clarke County Jail, White said. The charge is a misdemeanor, he said.

White said the case is the first time he has dealt with someone videotaping a shooting incident. 

“His actions were reckless and uncalled for,” White said.

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