UPDATE: Firefighter arrested after allegedly kicking in door at girlfriend's house

State Journal staff report Published:

State Journal Staff Report

Frankfort police arrested a lieutenant with the Frankfort Fire Department Friday morning for allegedly kicking in a door to a house in South Frankfort.

Officers responded to a call stating “a bald white male that the caller identified as her boyfriend had kicked in her back door,” according to the citation.

An officer saw 49-year-old Lt. Smythe Williams leaving through the front door of the house on East Third Street just before 10 a.m. Friday.

Williams allegedly admitted he had been in an argument with the resident and had kicked in the back door, according to the citation. 

Williams was arrested, charged with second-degree burglary and taken to Franklin County Regional Jail. 

He posted a $1,000 bond and was released Friday.

He is scheduled to appear Tuesday in Franklin District Court for arraignment.

The investigation is ongoing, according to a press release from the Frankfort Police Department.

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  • Raging hormones? You have obviously never been a 49 year old male. Sounds like a case of too much "gym candy"?

  • Looks like this "teenager with raging hormones" is about to learn there are repercussions for his action.

  • hard to believe in this day and time a 49-year-old can still act like a teenager with raging hormones.

  • This guy deserves it! This is not his first time doing the sort of thing to this lady. Just a month ago the whole neighborhood called the police because he was beating her son in the middle of the street. Needless to say he wasn't arrested. They let him leave after seeing that child's eye blackened.

  • LOL, Didn't the O.J. Simpson ordeal teach anybody that you can't play cops & go get your stuff back like this. Um Um.