Correctional Officer Fired After Breaking Into Neighbors Home

A correctional officer at the Modoc County Jail has been arrested and fired after reportedly breaking into his neighbor’s house. Modoc County Sheriff “Tex” Dowdy says Alturas Police were called to an East Street home Friday night on a report of an uninvited man. He was gone when officers arrived, but the resident said it was her neighbor, Gary L. Smith. He was booked into his workplace, Modoc County Jail, and released from custody Saturday, then released from employment.