Citation: Radcliff man arrested after threatening wife, daughter


A Radcliff man was arrested Friday after barricading himself in a home and holding a handgun to his wife’s head, according to an arrest citation.

Lawrence Smith, 37, was identified as holding a handgun to his wife’s head at about 1:50 a.m. during a domestic disturbance. Between the time the incident happened and incident report time, 10:30 a.m. Friday, Smith continuously texted threatening messages to his wife and daughter, his arrest citation read. When attempting to find Smith, police officers came in contact with him via a cell phone belonging to his wife. Smith was observed saying that he was going to attempt to “kill the cops” and alluded to suicide by police, the arrest citation read.

Lawrence was eventually talked down out of the attic of the home where he had barricaded himself, the arrest citation read.

Smith was charged with first-degree wanton endangerment and seven counts of third-degree terroristic threatening.

First-degree wanton endangerment is a Class D felony, which is punishable by one to five years in prison, if convicted. Third-degree terroristic threatening is a misdemeanor.

Smith was lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center on a $10,000 cash bond. He is scheduled to be arraigned at 8:30 a.m. Monday in Hardin District Court.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.
Terms of Use. The complete terms of use policy can be found at the bottom of this page.