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July 11, 2014

Marlow kidnapping suspect arrested

MARLOW — The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Marlow man who allegedly held his wife at gunpoint for hours and hit her with the gun on June 30.

Stephens County Sheriff Wayne McKinney said Jerry Smock, around 37, was found in the Duncan area after a week-long search.

Smock’s bond is set at $500,000, McKinney said.

Stephens County Sheriff’s Deputy Zachary Pineira said Smock pointed a gun at his wife while she was brushing her teeth and prevented her from leaving the house, even for work.

The couple’s 15-year-old daughter was in the living room at the time and heard Smock cock the gun in the bathroom, according to an incident report.

“They all left shortly after to take [their daughter] to her softball practice and [Smock] told [his wife] that if she tried to get out of the truck, he would shoot her in the back,” Pineira said.

Smock became angry and fired a shot into the house from the backyard when his wife received a call from her boss asking why she hadn’t been to work after they got home, according to the report.

Smock eventually hit his wife with the butt of the gun and called her a liar after he asked her to tell him everyone she’d slept with before the start of their 20-year marriage, according to the report.

Smock agreed to leave town for his wife’s comfort, but threatened to shoot himself if she went to the sheriff’s office or law enforcement went to their house, according to the report.

A probable cause affidavit was filed against Smock for domestic assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, kidnapping and felonious pointing of a firearm on July 3.

His preliminary hearing conference is scheduled for 9 a.m. on Sept. 17.


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