Brittany Smith, who was released from the Jackson County Jail in May to serve house arrest as part of a plea agreement, was arrested last Friday afternoon.

Smith, whose case drew national attention after she was charged with murder in the 2018 death of Joshua Todd Smith, was booked into the county jail at 4:50 p.m. Friday, according to jail records.

District Attorney Jason Pierce said Smith, 33 of Stevenson, was arrested after allegedly violating terms of her house arrest. Pierce didn’t go into details on how Smith allegedly violated the terms.

Smith, who has maintained she was raped and acted in self-defense, was sentenced to 20 years, split to serve three years, last October. As part of the plea agreement, Smith served 18 months in county jail before being released to house arrest, where she is required to serve another 18 months.

As part of the house arrest, Smith isn’t allowed to leave her home unless given permission by the court or community corrections. Smith is  allowed to do court referral, mental health and anger management.

Smith will be on five years of supervised probation following the next 18 months.

Smith’s case went to the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals after retired Circuit Judge Jenifer Holt ruled against her in a Stand Your Ground hearing. The Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals upheld Holt’s ruling.

Later, Holt ruled in Smith’s favor in a bond revocation hearing after state prosecutors said she had failed drug tests. However, two days later, she was arrested and charged with arson second degree.

In a second bond revocation hearing, days later, Smith’s bond was revoked, and she was returned to the county jail last October. A plea agreement was reached in the arson case.

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