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Man charged with rape, strangulation on Wrightsville Beach

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WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (WWAY) -- Wrightsville Beach Police charged a man with second-degree rape, assault by strangulation and assault on a female.

Wrightsville Beach Police Chief Daniel House said Paul Allen Smithey, 30, attacked a woman around 1:30 a.m. Sunday on the beach probably near Stone Street.

House said Smithey hung out with the woman earlier in the evening, and her friend reported the crime.

House added that this was the second sexual assault reported this summer.

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How can you say things like

How can you say things like that about someone who has yet to be proven guilty?!

WOW REALLY THIS EX ARMY

WOW REALLY THIS EX ARMY SOLDIER WITH HIS MOM AND DAVID CLOSE IN LAW ENFORCEMENT WILL WALK AWAY BECAUSE HE HAS ALWAYS, REMEMBER YOU REAP WHAT YOU SO.... WHAT SEEDS YOU SOW HAVE TO HARVEST..... LET JUSTICE BE DONE PEOPLE THAT KNOW PAUL KNOWS WHEN HIS ANGER IS UP ITS TRUE HE'S A HOT HEAD!!!

Obviously you know Paul

Obviously you know Paul somewhat, therefore you should know he would Never do something like this! He would never hurt a woman, ever! He was raised right and by good people. Saying he's a hot head is one thing but implying that he committed this crime bc he is a hot head, you obviously do not know him at all. And he's a retired army military sgt who served his country, received a Purple Heart, volunteered to deploy twice to Afghanistan, and you bash him? What type of person are you? Get a life!

I was wondering if this

I was wondering if this little smithey was the one that has connections in the NHCSD? Is it I wonder?

words

when the 2 are friends..who do you believe? They could have just had a fight/disagreement & girls go crying Rape...don't judge until the truth is out...

Working Together

In this story http://www.wwaytv3.com/2013/08/13/only-3-prosecutors-law-enforcement-dis... Mr. David talks about his office working better with law enforcement to ensure a safer community.

How about a few years back when Mr. Smithey was pulled over for DWI, driving over 100mph, and felony fleeing to elude arrest? All the charges were dropped by Mr. David's office.

Had the charges not been dropped, most likely Mr. Smithey would have still be on probation. Instead he just walked away because his daddy was connected.

Will he walk on a rape charge too?

I wonder.

Not true. Those charges

Not true.

Those charges were not dropped. Smithey entered pleas of guilty to DWI, speeding 90/40, and fleeing to elude on 12/03/09.

He has no record in North

He has no record in North Carolina. We should wait to see what the facts of the case are.

Better call Saul

Or maybe Thom Goolsby...same type of guy!

Thom Goolsby

Guestthug that name should tell you something Right there.
Do you even know Sen Goolsby? or are you are just a liberal troll on this site? What have you done with your life that gives you the right to insult someone that is a veteran a good husband and father and has volunteered to serve his home the way the Senator has. You may not like his policies and that is fine attack the policies that is what is done in civil discourse but do not attack the man because of it.
It makes you look like a the small minded misguided vapid liberal and does nothing to promote your agenda whatever a thugs agenda is.what is it? more bandanas for everyone or louder bass in your ride or maybe more free stuff for your babys momma so you can chill with a 40 and a rock.
Peace I'm Outta Here!

Beach Guy.

Garbage

Nothing more than trash.

Funny how accusations can be

Funny how accusations can be made when no one knows the truth

different

That is my opinion and that is very different from an accusation.

Opinions are like...

Well your opinion is trash. You don't know any of the facts or the people involved. So keep them to yourself!

Nope

Sorry honey, I don't have to keep my opinion to myself anymore than you have to. However, you do have the choice not to read it.

Opinions

Obviously I'm reading your comments but you form opinions based on non factual information, sweetie.

strange

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