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Felony Arrest in Portsmouth, KY

Date of News Release: 6/29/2004

(Portsmouth, KY) The Kentucky State Police in Ashland is investigating a domestic dispute that occurred on KY 8 in South Portsmouth, Ky which resulted in the arrest of 47 year old Michael R. Smith at his residence. Police were summoned to the residence of Wanda and Michael Smith following reports of a verbal argument between the husband and wife. Upon arrival, police discovered evidence which indicated Wanda Smith had been assaulted and held against her will by her husband.Mrs. Smith did suffered minor injuries in the altercation. Michael Smith was subsequently arrested and charged with the above listed violations.

The investigation is continuing by Trooper Jamie Stephens.

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