Tyler Smith

Grant County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Tyler Smith, pictured here when he joined the John Day Police Department in 2014, was arrested Monday on charges including attempted rape, according to the Oregon State Police.

Grant County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Tyler Smith has been arrested on multiple charges including attempted rape.

Smith was arrested Monday on charges of attempted adult rape, child neglect and fourth-degree assault, according to an Oregon State Police press release.

The OSP Criminal Investigations Division received a request to conduct the investigation Sept. 6.

Smith was placed on administrative leave Aug. 9, according to Grant County Human Resources Manager Laurie Wright.

This is a breaking news story that will be updated as more information is available.


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