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Grand jury returns sealed indictment in coach case

By Eddie West

Staff Writer

A Pleasant Shade man, employed as a Smith County Middle School coach/PE instructor who was charged in March with inappropriate conduct with a minor has been indicted by the grand jury.

A sealed indictment charging Jamal Carter, 26, with three counts of sexual battery by an authority figure and three counts of sexual exploitation of a minor was returned by the county’s grand jury during its April session.

The grand jury met on Monday of last week, returning the six-count indictment.

Carter, who had posted $50,000 bond when charged in March, was formally charged on Wednesday (April 6) after turning himself in to the sheriff’s department.


1 Comment

  1. Wendy Casselberry on April 13, 2022 at 4:28 pm

    So sad that our kids are not even safe a school.

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