Facebook gaffe lands Mineral Wells man in jail

A 22-year-old Mineral Wells man is behind bars after allegedly posting on his Facebook page that he had more than a dozen warrants out for his arrest.

The Star-Telegram says Eddie Smith’s Facebook page read like this on Jan. 20th: “So, I have 16 warrants out right now. Lol they know where I’m at tho so, it must not be TOO bad.”

That same day, a concerned citizen sent a message to the Mineral Wells Police Officers Association. Sure enough, investigators looked into the claim and found Smith was wanted on 14 city warrants, according to detective Nick Wells.

The Mineral Wells police went digging, and easily found the address of the 22-year-old.

The warrants, some from three years ago, ranged from traffic citations like an expired inspection sticker and no insurance to petty theft and totaled more than $1,200 in fines.

Unable to pay his fines or make bond, Smith was ordered by a municipal judge to serve 51 days in jail, Wells said. He is currently in the Palo Pinto County Jail.

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