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Explicit texts unveiled in trial of former Clay Sheriff Darryl Daniels

Former Clay County Sheriff Darryl Daniels is pictured in court on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022.

The jury in the trial of former Clay County Sheriff Darryl Daniels heard more testimony Wednesday detailing his relationship with his now-former mistress through explicit text messages that were read aloud in court.

Daniels is accused of lying to investigators and destroying evidence to cover up the long-term affair he had with Cierra Smith, a former corrections officer.

Tuesday jurors heard from Smith, who had an affair with Daniels while she was a corrections officer at the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office and Daniels was the JSO director of the jail -- her superior. They also heard from former Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams.

Read the rest of this story at WJCT News partner News4Jax.

Originally from Washington state, Johnson moved to Jacksonville in late 2002 to work for WJXT.