WKU Public Radio News Staff
Mon September 27, 2004
Cumberland County Couple Arrested At Wedding
Burkesville, KY – First came the eschange of voews, then the handcuffs at the recent wedding of Jeffrey and Darlene Smith in Cumberland County.
Before the couple could celebrate, they were arrested by Kentucky state police in connection with an August 30 explosion at the home of the groom's father.
State police say the 31 year old Jeffrey Smith was charged with four counts of attempted murder. His 30 year old bride faces four counts of facilitation to commit murder. The two, both of Burkesville, are being held in the Adair County jail.
Jeffrey Smith's family was not at home at the time of the explosion. The groom's father, Stanley Smith, says firefighters found a five gallon gasoline bomb with a battery and timer under the floor.
Darlene Smith';s mother, Vellas Arms, says the allegations aren't true.