Trial begins for ex-Ada firefigher accused of threatening cop online

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ADA, OK -- The jury trial is underway for a former Ada firefighter accused of threatening a police officer on Facebook.

Officials say a jury was selected Tuesday morning and there are 13 witnesses to testify.

Jason Smeltz is accused of posting several comments about an Ada police officer after his wife was arrested for public intoxication in April.

Smeltz was later arrested and released from the Ada Fire Department.

He was arrested for the same charge in June.

Officials say the trial will continue through Wednesday.