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Selma man accused of assaulting driver's ed teacher

Posted July 12, 2010 11:45 p.m. EDT
Updated July 12, 2010 11:48 p.m. EDT

— A Selma man is facing charges after a driver's education teacher was assaulted while dropping a student off Friday afternoon.

Anthony Barbour, a Smithfield-Selma High coach and driver's ed teacher, told authorities that he was punched in the face through the window of the car while turning around in the driveway of a home on Old Smith Road.

Barbour also said that the suspect fired a rifle over his car three times as he tried to drive away.

After an investigation, Thad Edward Smith, 35, of Old Smith Road, was charged with assault in connection with the incident, authorities said.

Smith was convicted last year of threatening to shoot the tires on a woman's car who was searching in the neighborhood for her lost dog, authorities said.