Wife Charged With Shooting At Husband And His Pickup Truck

August 31, 2011

A Century woman is facing charges after allegedly shooting at her husband and blowing the windows out of his pickup truck.

Deadria Jean Smith, 28, of Jack Smith Road, is charged with felony domestic violence related aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and misdemeanor battery.

Smith’s husband said he arrived home and entered his residence where Smith began throwing pots and pans at him. He told deputies that he left home for a period of time and returned to be hit on his face by his wife. He said he went outside, standing between the house and his 1997 Ford pickup.

That’s when, the husband told deputies, Smith exited the residence with a .22 caliber rifle and fired one round at him, striking the driver’s side window of the pickup. He ran and hid behind the house, according to an Escambia County Sheriff’s Office report, while Smith fired more rounds into the windows of his Ford truck.

The husband, who was not injured, told deputies that he feared for his life because Smith had been drinking and possibly using drugs.

Smith told deputies that her husband hit her with his fist, prompting her to hit him about the face and head. But deputies said her injuries were not consistent with that claim. She said she told her husband she wanted a divorce, grabbed the .22 rifle and shot out the windows of his truck.

The couple’s three children were inside the residence as the shooting occurred, according to the arrest report. The Department of Children and Families was notified of the incident.

Smith, who is also known as Deadria Jean Peacock, remained in the Escambia County Jail Tuesday night.


45 Responses to “Wife Charged With Shooting At Husband And His Pickup Truck”

  1. MLP on September 6th, 2011 3:40 pm

    I know her and her family and the kids need to know they will be took care of and will not be put in any danger. But the ages of the kids i am really not sure but the oldest is at least in the second grade and the other two are not even in school yet they are under the age of 3 years old. But the she has had a rough life by her choice and she is the only one who can do anything about it and i hope she does for the kids sake and i know i oldest because i held it when it was a tiny baby and i just hope the right thing is done for them.

  2. Friend on September 3rd, 2011 9:40 am

    To robert, if u know this man u know good and well he dont do drugs and would NEVER!! its funny how people that dont know sumone likes to run there mouth!!

  3. Cheryl on September 3rd, 2011 7:34 am

    To those of you who call people that live in trailers Trailer Trash who do you think you are. I live in a trailer it’s a 4 bedroom trailer very nice. It is a pretty big one, I’ve had people over who said my house is a lot bigger than theirs. I have been raised in a trailer most of my life and I am not ashamed of it, it was our home. Am I trash ? No I am not, didn’t your parents teach you that GOD makes no junk. Some may live different than you holy than thou but they are no trash. As a matter a fact you can live in a shack and make that shack a home and people would probably call that person trash ,but they are probably better people than YOU. Also, I guess the homeless people are trash too,WRONG some are down on their luck, some choose to live that way doesn’t make them trash. OH and remember it could happen to you or any of us.

  4. robert on September 1st, 2011 8:30 pm

    this came to a head,,, the husband knew it was coming , he e ither participated, or contributed to the situation,, he should be tested , and put on probation . . until the kids are eighteen.

  5. Mr Greenjeans on September 1st, 2011 7:37 pm

    Well here is how I see it only God above knows,what is the verse let he who has not sinned cast the first stone, so everybody DROP THE ROCKS in your hands

  6. CONCERNED CITIZEN on September 1st, 2011 4:39 pm


  7. Terri Sanders on September 1st, 2011 3:57 pm

    Sounds as if Dad needs to invest himself into some AA support groups,or better yet,Celebrate Recovery at Grace Fellowship in Atmore Tuesday night.He is obviously co dependent (that is why he kept letting her come back)and needs to get healthy for his kids.T

  8. just my words on September 1st, 2011 3:12 pm

    I know this couple, about the wrong he has done was to let her keep coming back and for her to be around the kids, she has had a drug and drinking problem for some time now, she would leave for days then go back home, and boy can she lie.. maybe she can get some help now.

  9. poohbear on September 1st, 2011 1:42 pm

    I agree with you 100%. As I stated earlier there are two sides to this story. She is not able to tell her side because of mistakes that she made but if he was such a good father, why didn’t he leave earlier and take the children with him? He is not the model husband in my opinion and I have the right to my opinion the same as the ones calling him a model husband and father.

  10. rb on September 1st, 2011 1:21 pm

    As a friend of mine once told me, “there is no shame in being poor”. Sometimes that is just what life deals. As long as people have morals it doesn’t matter where they live. There is no shame in living in a trailer. It is “how” people live that counts.
    I agree with Sandra….it beats $1,800 a month (or more) house payment….
    God Bless the children….

  11. lovemyson on September 1st, 2011 12:31 pm

    I know this man very well and he a great man and father to his children… you cant help sorry women who loves DRUGS more than her husband or children!!!!! And any person who is on drugs with flip out in front of people they dont know and even act stupid when there husband comes home!! So to the ones out there that dont know these people or what the kids and husband are going through..keep in mind that they are the ones who need to be prayed for instead of talked about and put down..

  12. hawghead on September 1st, 2011 10:14 am

    If you look up the definition of “trailer trash”, it means poor white people. I do agree that calling someone trailer trash just because they live in a mobile home is wrong. The bottom line is I feel so bad for the children involved here. That should be the only concern of anyone not directlly involved in this mess.

  13. Sandra on September 1st, 2011 6:23 am

    I’d love to be back in a trailer again..it sure beats 1800.00 a month house payment that I have now. Ouch!!

  14. Amy352 on September 1st, 2011 12:31 am

    REALLY!?I do not feel sorry for either.She did not just go crazy.People are crazy or they are not.I also find it hard to believe this man pulled up in his yard to an enraged wife for no reason! That is too incredibly stupid to buy?!Either way,I hope the kids are okay. It is not okay to flip out like this.For those of you who say he is a model citizen,nobody knows what goes on behind closed doors.I would love to hear her side!;)

  15. EMD on August 31st, 2011 10:44 pm


    Thank you. Every time I hear, “trailer trash,” it hurts inside. What a cruel and judgmental thing to say. People of all sorts, live in all sorts of places. How painful it must be for people to hear/read comments like this, when, as individuals, they may have not done one thing to deserve anyone’s disdain. Shame on us when we do this. It just ain’t right.

  16. EMD on August 31st, 2011 10:38 pm

    Sad in one eye, and angry in the other.

  17. Meemaw and Peepaw on August 31st, 2011 9:04 pm

    For those of you that are concerned about the children, they are being well taken care of, mentally, physically and emotionally. They have a very loving family that are supporting the father and children at this very devastating time in their lives. The Father is taking very good care of them, as he has always done. It saddens me, that some people on here , who have no knowledge of these people and the Hell this Father has gone through, trying to get his wife to clean up and do right for him and his children. All he has tried to do is have a loving and stable homelife for all of them,
    it’s not his fault he can’t do it alone. He needed her to be a good wife and Mother too.
    I have personally begged and pleaded with her to straighten her act up. Maybe now, she will turn her life around, I have prayed for years that she would and will continue to pray. Instead of you people assuming things, just pray for the family, that will do more good for them than the negative comments on here. Thank You

  18. Baebae on August 31st, 2011 5:16 pm

    Dont you think this is sad ?? Be compassionate….its terrible when you live your life and it comes to this…so very sad…look at her face people…there is sadness in her eyes…just stare for a moment …she could have shot him if she wanted too…she just shot the truck…heck i owned a ford one time that i wanted to shoot too..

  19. ignorant people on August 31st, 2011 3:05 pm


  20. just saying on August 31st, 2011 2:59 pm

    Since there are family and friends of the couple posting on here let me ask you this. Are the children in the home now or have they been taken in by other family? The reason I ask is because if the are not in their home and they NEED something (diapers, clothes, a toy to keep them occupied or comforted) please let me know. I would like to help the kids if there is anything I can do. I don’t have much, (I’m expecting a child myself) but I can certainly find a way to help out. I know this is going to be hard on the Dad, so if there is anything the kids need I will see what I can do. As I said in my other post I don’t know these people, and don’t know the kids ages. I do have a few packs of diapers that I’ve bought to get ready for my little one and I would certainly pass them on if the Dad needs these for the kids.

  21. Family member on August 31st, 2011 2:46 pm

    I’m a family member of the husbands and fathers. I just want to say that he is one of the best people I know! He has a great job and has had the same job since high school. Just because he lives in a trailer does NOT make him trailer trash, so you guys need to stop calling him that. He loves his kids with all his heart and would do nothing to hurt them. I’m sure he would’ve gotten the kids out of the house he he could have! I know that he has tried to help his wife in ANY way he can! You can only help someone that WANTS to be helped! I pray that he and the kids are okay!

  22. lola on August 31st, 2011 1:35 pm

    I think that all you nosey people should quit talking about others and worry about yourself. I feel for those children, but it is not anyone’s business to get involved or to talk about either one of them. Those children will come across these hurtfull words that some of you are posting. I don’t think that they should hear anything negative about either one of their parents, because after all, they are both the parents of these innocent children, and I’m sure they (the kids)probably love them both equally. And just for a little info, you aren’t trash just because you live in a trailer!!!

  23. John Mitchell on August 31st, 2011 12:15 pm

    Okay listen up all you ignorant commenters I m Mr. Smith’s brother in law and you shouldnt be claiming he did something wrong,she was drugged out and lost it,end of story…Mr Smith is and will always be the father to those 3 kids and he couldn’t get the kids out cause she was out of control,he isnt to blame at all he has stood up for his wife,loved her,supported her,and 3 kids with only love in his heart,and for the one whose remark was about trailer trash you seriously need to watch yourself cause you’ll wind up living in one too,

  24. another co-worker of husbands on August 31st, 2011 11:45 am

    The Husband and Father works for a company where there is drug testing done and has provided a good life & home for his family, but for some reason this is just not enough for some people (his wife). When you have CHILDREN then they must always come first – Your actions should be thought through on how will this affect my children with everything that you do!

    We all need to do some praying for this family.

  25. huh! on August 31st, 2011 11:21 am

    Why does there have to be another side of the story? If this was the husband shooting at his wife, everyone would be pushing to “string him up.” This double standered crap is ridiculous.

  26. just saying on August 31st, 2011 11:17 am

    I hope the children end up in a safe place. I don’t know either of the people involved, so I can’t make any remarks on them personally. However, it’s the children that need to be taken care of right now. IF the father is a good person hopefully he will get the children and keep them far away from this woman (unless it’s supervised visitations). I hope the kids didn’t know what was going on, maybe they were asleep, or maybe they are too young to understand. I also feel bad for them because if they are school aged they will be teased about this terribly in school which will only add to their hurt.

    Protect the children, maybe they won’t grow up to repeat what they have gone through.

  27. Co-workers on August 31st, 2011 10:36 am

    We have worked with the husband for a long time and he is a great person. He has been good to his wife and his kids. So all of you commenting about two sides to every story when you do not know them, you are wrong about this father and husband. If you just met the husband and talked to him even briefly you would know what a humble and nice person that he really is…it seems like everyone is just always quick to defend a mother over a father, even when the mother is in the wrong!!!! I do agree and hate that the children have witnessed all of this, but maybe now she will get the help she needs!!!!

  28. Know Him on August 31st, 2011 10:27 am

    How can anyone say this is funny? First of all there are REAL people involved in this and REAL children. If you think this is funny, you are NOT a caring person at all. Just because someone lives in a trailer, doesn’t make them any less of a person. Just one with a smaller payment! The Dad is a hard worker, he is drug tested, he takes care of the kids, takes care of her and has for a long time. The best everyone can do for this family is pray for all concerned!

  29. Intereested on August 31st, 2011 10:23 am

    What a mess.
    This is the saddest thing I ever heard and it happens to many times
    to little children who look to their parents for security.

    I’m sure there is a huge story to this whole thing, but right now the
    only thing that counts is those children.

    This certainly wasn’t funny as far as I’m concerned. When someone
    ruins the security of their childrens lives, there is absolutely nothing
    to laugh at for anyone, and I lose all sense of humor.

    Someone said how horrible it would be to wake up and realize you
    lost your childiren. BLAH, BLAH, BLAH…..

    How horrible would it be to be dragged out of the only home you ever
    knew and shuffled off to strangers in the night and didn’t know if you
    would ever see your parents again. How terrifiing would that have been
    when you were 5 or 8 or 10, just what age is a good age to be terrified and
    have your life ruined.

    GROW UP PEOPLE! Children need you.

  30. David Huie Green on August 31st, 2011 10:09 am

    “Neither side had the children in mind. ”

    I wonder.

    If a person really is going out of control and shooting at anything and anyone in sight, having that person stopped from doing so in the future could be good for any children within reach of any loosed slugs.

    David thinking “best block — not be there”

  31. Grimace on August 31st, 2011 9:49 am

    Guess I wasn’t the only one who’s first thought was one of amusment. It earned a humorous chuckle. If you knew the song, it portrays almost EXACTLY what she did … it was due to a mean man.

    I had hoped that we were all intelegent enough to know the difference in a music-video and REALITY. Reality is this chick just messed up bad, from now on they will tell her what she is gonna do and when she will do it, before DCF gets done so will the dad. It’s all about the Children.

    (in case anyone is still wondering out there)

  32. Friend on August 31st, 2011 9:49 am

    im sure there is two sides to this story. I have known both of these people for years. And the husband has always went out of his way to do for his wife and kids. Hes probably the best man anyone could ask for. Even though his wife has problems hes always been there to try and help her. Its nobodys fault at what happend but hers. And to the husband, you know ur a good person so dont listen to what anyone says. Everybody that knows you knows that ur a good person. You will get threw this.

  33. jcellops on August 31st, 2011 9:39 am

    a drug/alcohol test should be done to verify the husbands claim, one way or the other…sad for the kids.

  34. poohbear on August 31st, 2011 9:36 am

    There is always two sides to every story. Neither side had the children in mind. The children are the ones that are going to be hurt the worst. Can you imagine waking up in jail and your children have been taken away from you? I can’t. That is horriable.

  35. How sad on August 31st, 2011 9:32 am

    I (not that it matters) wonder how old the kids are? I say take the kids out of this unstable environment. If their minds are not already warped they will be before long, if they stay in this home with crazy folks! I can’t think of anything bad enough to make you act like this in front of your children.

  36. Tim on August 31st, 2011 8:21 am

    To all the people saying, “There are usually two sides to every story. I’m sure he’s not as innocent as he made out to be.”……This may be true. However, what she did is way over the line. If he had done something to provoke this, she should have went to authoritys. I hope she gets the maximum allowed.

  37. uh? on August 31st, 2011 8:15 am

    There is 2 sides to this story…the husband sounds like he isn’t so innocent…need more facts im positive 1 of the kids can back something else gone on and thats why it went out like that

  38. Jane on August 31st, 2011 7:47 am

    Get the children out of that environment!! They don’t need to be frightened and hurt by the parents instability!

  39. LOL on August 31st, 2011 7:34 am

    This is hilarious. Nothing like some good ‘ol trailer park drama. LOL

  40. 429SCJ on August 31st, 2011 7:22 am

    The parent tapes this couple are laying down for these children, I shudder to think. I feel that a marriage is a partnership. I would suggest trying to provide a drama free enviroment for the kids. When they are grown there will be plenty of time to think about ME! Mr Smith if someone is giving your wife drugs, I would suggest you pay them a vist, a frindly visit. Remember to smile.

  41. Riversunshine on August 31st, 2011 7:20 am

    There are usually two sides to every story. I’m sure he’s not as innocent as he made out to be.

  42. T2 on August 31st, 2011 7:10 am

    It just seems there is more to be told to this story.

  43. Molino-Anon on August 31st, 2011 7:02 am

    Any psycho doesn’t need children… BINGO!

  44. David Huie Green on August 31st, 2011 5:19 am

    I wonder if this is good for the childen

  45. dola on August 31st, 2011 1:58 am

    … I see this making it on Letterman!

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