The DUB Foundation (Don’t Underestimate Believers) is founded by Dr. Ahmer Hussain, a Poteau physician. The Foundation raises funds to help transport children with cancer to doctor visits.
Smith is currently out on a $25,000 bond. He was arrested after an investigation by Heavener police officer Gary Wingo which involved a Facebook search warrant, phone search warrant and a bodily search warrant.
Smith made a friend request to a 17-year-old Heavener girl, who he had met at Kiamichi Technology School. The EAST class at KTC was helping the DUB Foundation with a project.
After the girl accepted the friend request on Sept. 25, he reportedly sent three photographs, including one that was allegedly sexual in nature. She told her parents, who notified officials with Kiamichi Technology Center and the Heavener Police Department.
Wingo used the girl’s Facebook account to carry on a conversation with Smith for six days.
During that time, Smith sent photographs and videos that officers described as sexual.
Using the girl’s Facebook account, Wingo complimented Smith, who then asked if they could exchange pictures. He sent two pictures, one was from the chest up and another of him wearing a jersey, unbuttoned, partially showing lower bottom parts.
After Wingo said he was nervous about sending pictures and had never done it before, Smith sent a picture of himself without pants.
The officer then informed Smith that the girl was 17. Smith replied that he was not aware of that and she looked older.
During the course of the investigation, Smith allegedly used a person named “Kim” to contact Wingo, acting as the girl, to say what a good guy Smith was and how she could trust him. “Kim” then sent several photographs and videos that the arrest affidavit described as of a sexual nature.
Smith asked if they could video chat, which was denied. He then made inappropriate comments and reported he was in Heavener at the tire shop and wanted to meet. Smith also sent a phone number, which he later identified as his own.
Later, Wingo tried to arrange a meeting, but Smith did not show up and the messaging stopped.
The Heavener officer seized Smith’s phone after Smith went to KTC and was asked to leave the property.
Wingo said Smith was wearing the same jersey at that time as he wore in a picture that was sent to the girl.
The officer requested a deputy from the sheriff’s office come to the location to hand over a protective order filed on Smith on behalf of the girl. Wingo called the phone number Smith had given out. It did not ring, but the phone was turned off. After the phone was powered on, Wingo called again and Smith’s phone rang.
After a warrant for Smith’s arrest was sent out, trooper Michael Scantling with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, arrested Smith, who was then bonded out the next day.
According to Wingo, this is the first time Smith has been charged with a crime.
“He shouldn’t be around kids or women, in my opinion,” he said.
Wingo went to different addresses Smith had used and identified rooms that were shown in the pictures, including a room at the Green Country Inn at Poteau. He also interviewed several females trying to locate the woman named “Kim”. One person, who has the phone number used by “Kim”, said that Smith had used the phone several times as he had supposedly lost his phone.
None of the women Wingo interviewed knew of “Kim”.
The Heavener officer also thanked the Wister Police Department for their help in the investigation.
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