Smith’s E-wife Charged with False Reports, All Candidate’s Charges Dropped

Craig Anderson
September 1, 2012

DOVER – A joint investigation by city and Delaware State Police determined that a 29-year-old Dover woman had falsely accused her ex-husband of stalking and physically attacking her, Dover PD spokesman Lt. Alan Rachko said Saturday.

Tiffany Smith, of the 1200 block of Walker Road, was charged with three counts of falsely reporting an incident and one count of providing a false statement, police said. All charges – a felony and seven misdemeanors – against her ex-spouse Gordon G. Smith have been dismissed at the request of Dover PD, Lt. Rachko said.

Lt. Rachko said Ms. Smith reported several domestic-related crimes over a period of time in August in which she alleged she was victimized by her 47-year-old ex-husband who lives in Felton.

Mr. Smith, who is a Libertarian candidate for the 30th District state representative seat in Kent County, was arrested by Dover police on Aug. 18 on eight charges related to alleged domestic incidents, Lt. Rachko said.

On Friday morning the state determined that it would not pursue a felony stalking charge against Mr. Smith, who appeared at the Kent County Courthouse for a preliminary hearing with attorney Adam Windett to contest the charges. His attorney said at the time that his client had already entered a not guilty plea.

No bond information was available for Ms. Smith, who lives in the Liberty Court Apartments.