Weather Aware conditions continue overnight due to the potential for locally heavy rainfall. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect until 7 a.m. for the northernmost portions of Texoma including Atoka, Coal, Johnston, Murray and Pontotoc Counties Beware of flooded road-ways and never drive around barricades or into water more than six inches deep. High rainfall rates may reduce visibility and also increase the risk of hydroplaning. Turn around, don’t drown! Rain ends NW to SE during the day Thursday.
ADA, OK - Pontotoc County Sheriff's Deputies said a District 13 state senate candidate was arrested over the weekend for not paying child support.
Jail officials said Smith was also wanted by authorities for not paying fines to the City of Ada.
In April, the Oklahoma Election board okayed Smith's eligibility to run as a candidate despite his criminal record.
Records show Smith is running against incumbent democrat State Senator Susan Paddack.
The election will take place Nov. 6.
His bond has not yet been listed.