Tyler Smith

Grant County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Tyler Smith, pictured here when he joined the John Day Police Department in 2014, was arrested Monday on charges including attempted rape, according to the Oregon State Police.

JOHN DAY — Oregon State Police arrested a Grant County Sheriff’s Office deputy Monday on suspicion of attempted rape, child neglect and assault.

Tyler Smith was placed on administrative leave from the sheriff’s office on Aug. 9, according to the Blue Mountain Eagle.

Charges had not been filed as of Monday afternoon. Details of the arrest were not immediately available.

The state review board for police officers received a complaint about Smith in February. That complaint alleged that in September 2018 he told a woman to “go f—— yourself” after she called 911 to report a restraining order violation.

“My complaint is not only with Deputy Tyler Smith, but with Sheriff Glenn Palmer who has given strict guidelines and protocols to his deputies to not enforce these restraining orders … . I cannot travel to John Day to care for or visit my elderly mother and father, because of my fear of being assaulted again by my brother,” the woman wrote.

The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training replied that the allegations were outside its jurisdiction.

“As a courtesy we have forwarded a copy of your complaint to the Grant County Sheriff’s Office,” it added.

Grant County Sheriff Glenn Palmer hung up without speaking when reached for comment on Monday.

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