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July 4, 2014

Marlow woman says husband held gun on her

DUNCAN — A felony warrant was issued for a Marlow man who allegedly hit his wife with the butt of a gun and held  the weapon to her head to prevent her from leaving the house.

Stephens County Sheriff’s Deputy Zachary Pineira said Jerry Smock’s wife came to the sheriff’s office to report Smock had pointed a gun to her head while she was brushing her teeth Monday morning.

An arrest warrant was issued on Wednesday for the suspect, records show.

While Smock didn’t act aggressively in front of their 15-year-old daughter, the girl said she’d heard her father cock the gun from the living room while her mother was brushing her teeth in the bathroom, Pineira said.

While the couple drove their daughter to softball practice, the suspect allegedly threatened to shoot his wife if she got out of their truck, according to the report.

They returned home and were on the porch when Smock’s wife received a phone call from her boss asking why she hadn’t been to work. Smock became angry that the caller was a male and fired a shot at the back of the house, according to the report.

At one point, Smock demanded his wife tell him everyone she ever slept with before the start of their 20-year marriage, and hit her with the butt of the gun and called her a liar during the discussion, the report said.

“[Smock’s wife] stated that they...drove around for about an hour until [Smock] calmed down and started crying saying he was sorry and that he didn’t want to hurt her and that he won’t do anything like that again and that he loved her,” Pineira said.

Later, Smock told his wife he would leave town for her comfort, but would shoot himself if she went to the sheriff’s office or if law enforcement arrived at the house while he was there, according to the report.

Smock has not been arrested, according to the sheriff’s office.

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