TFC Billy Gregory
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 15, Columbia
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Marion County Man Charged with Attempted Murder
Date of News Release: 12/12/2011
(Lebanon, Ky.) -- 51-year-old James C. Smith of Lebanon has been arrested and charged with the attempted murder of his wife, Kathy Smith. On December 10that approximately 01:14 AM EDT KSP received a call from the Lebanon Police Department stating that Kathy Smith was at the Police Department and had been involved in a domestic disupute at 3450 Hwy 208.
Tpr. Morris Farris responded and the investigation revealed that James Smith had attempted to shoot his wife following a verbal dispute. Kathy Smith was not injured by the attempt and was able to escape the residence with her daughter and a friend of her daughter's after wrestling the gun away from James Smith.
Tpr. Farris went to the residence and arrested Smith without incident at 4:37 AM EDT. He was lodged in the Marion County Detention Center. The Marion County Sheriff's Department assisted. The case remains under investigation.