Jailed State Senator Virgil Smith Resigns

A state senator who is already serving a jail sentence formally resigned from his role.

Senator Virgil Smith is in jail for shooting his ex-wife’s car during a fight last spring.

Earlier this month, a judge sentenced Smith to 10 months in jail as part of a plea deal.

While the judge said he would not require Smith to resign, he did so anyway.

The resignation is effective April 12.