A Smith County constable has been arrested and indicted on a second prostitution charge.
Smith County Pct. 2 Constable Joshua Black, who in November 2020 was charged with offering to provide a woman with supervised visitation services in exchange for sexual favors, was arrested Thursday on another prostitution charge.
Black was released the same day from the Smith County Jail on $1,000 bond.
Smith County District Attorney Jacob Putman said the most recent prostitution charge is connected to a different victim. The original investigation produced additional evidence leading to the additional charge.
More charges could be possible, Putman said.
Black originally was indicted in November after being accused of official oppression and prostitution for events that occurred July 31, 2020. He is now charged with two counts of prostitution .
Jury selection for the trial on the prostitution charge was set to begin Monday. However, the state filed a motion asking to continue the case.
Putman said the request for continuance is related to COVID-19, not Black’s newest charge.