Smith sought for assault, escape

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By Staff Reports


A man who ran from police responding to a domestic call was still at large on Wednesday.
According to Carroll Sheriff J.B. Gardner, county deputies were called to a reported domestic assault at a residence on Rising Sun Lane on Tuesday around 5:22 p.m.
Deputies were attempting to arrest Cory Allan Smith, 29, for domestic assault when he escaped from the home, according to Gardner.
A search of the Poplar Knob area ensued, involving other members of the sheriff’s office and the Galax Police Department, but Smith was not located. Officers pursued Smith through the woods, and indicated he might be headed for Galax.
Charges were obtained for Smith for domestic assault on a family member and escape by force.
Anyone with information on Smith is asked to contact the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office at (276) 236-5119 or the Galax Police Department at (276) 236-8101.