Shoot the trailer

Ernest Dale Jarvis Jr. and Roberta Smoodin, 54, were involved in a domestic dispute early last Thursday morning. Allegedly Jarvis fired at least 5 shots into the trailer they lived in, while his girlfriend was inside. Three of the shots went into a wooden deck, two were too deep into the ground for recovery, and one went into the trailer. Smodin was not injured by the bullets, but allegedly had some bruising on her chest where Jarvis allegedly hit her with a pistol.

After the shooting, Jarvis left for work and Smodin contacted police at 7:09 am. At some point Jarvis called home and told Smodin that he was coming home with a gun. In the meantime police went to his place of employment to arrest him but he had already left.

Police spotted Jarvis enroute and made a felony traffic stop. They greeted him with weapons drawn but were able to arrest him without incident. Jarvis was charged with attempted murder, first degree wanton endangerment, third degree terroristic threatening, carrying a concealed deadly weapon and second offense DUI.

With the help of a TV repairman who used a metal detector, they were able to recover all the shell casings and they found an additional bullet.

Smodin was issued an emergency protective order and will be notified if Jarvis makes bond. Police stated the couple have lived there since Dec. 2005, and they haven't had any other complaints from that address.

All I am going to say on this one, is to point out that he was leaving work and was picked up enroute- and along with the other charges was a charge for DUI. Too many times drugs or alcohol are involved in these crimes.

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