SEQUOYA COUNTY, Okla. – A Fort Smith police officer resigned from the department on Wednesday after having reportedly pointed a gun at a 5-year-old’s head.
Officer Naaman Adcock and his wife, Tabatha Adcock, were arrested by the Sequoya County Sheriff’s Department on Tuesday.
At around 2:30 a.m., a neighbor called deputies to the Adcocks’ home near Long Community, north of Muldrow.
Deputies said that when they arrived on the scene, Adcock, 40, surrendered only after pointing a gun at them. Deputies attempted to speak with Tabatha and the children, but Tabatha repeatedly changed her story.
Deputies interviewed the children again the next afternoon, when they learned that both Adcock and Tabatha had fired shots inside the house. Furthermore, Adcock had allegedly held a gun up to the 5-year-old’s head.
In their incident report, deputies reported that the 12-year-old girl had gone to a neighbor’s house and told the neighbor that Adcock had threatened her brother.
Tabatha, 31, maintains that the details of the report are incorrect.
“No, it wasn’t loaded and he didn’t hold it to his head,” Tabatha said of the incident. She added that she and her husband were upset about having recently lost a baby, and that they had been drinking on the night of the incident.
The incident report also detailed that the couple had fired shots inside the house.
“The only thing that was done wrong was leaning your hands outside of the window to shoot off a gun,” Tabatha said of the report. “We should have actually stepped outside. That’s it.”
The Fort Smith Police Department said that their deputies took nine of Adcock’s weapons when they arrived on the scene. The department is now conducting an investigation.
Both Adcock and his wife are facing multiple charges, including reckless conduct with a firearm, child endangerment and possession of a firearm while intoxicated.
Adcock was placed on administrative leave on Tuesday. He resigned the following day.
Adcock’s bond has been set at $24,000; his wife’s bond has been set at $14,000.
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