FLOYD COUNTY —
She also reported that during the course of the argument, Kenneth Smith choked her around the neck at least three times.
The deputy noted in the report that Mrs. Smith had redness around the base of her neck and under her chin.
The two deputies then left the church property to try to locate Kenneth Smith at the couple’s home.
As they arrived at the home the deputies found, “ ... what appeared to be a woman’s purse lying in the driveway with the contents scattered about,” according the report.
Mrs. Smith told the deputies that her husband may have gone to his parents’ home on his way to work. As the deputies drove to the address provided by Mrs. Smith, they saw Kenneth Smith driving toward couple’s home.
The deputies went back to the home and met with Kenneth Smith about 7:30 a.m.
He told them that he had become angry about his wife taking out a loan and that he had grabbed her and pulled her out of a bedroom of their home, but denied choking her.
Deputies then placed Kenneth Smith under arrest.
Smith was later charged in Floyd County Superior Court No. 1 with strangulation, a class D felony, domestic battery and interference with reporting a crime, both class A misdemeanors.
Kenneth Smith appeared in the court Wednesday for a preliminary hearing, at which point a bond of $2,500 court cash was set. The required $250 bond was posted, and Kenneth Smith was released from the Floyd County jail later in the day.
According to court officials, he has and initial hearing scheduled for today.