Deputies find cache of weapons in search

Published 7:53 pm Monday, July 13, 2009

By By Lydia Grimes
Features Reporter

An Atmore man was charged in a domestic violence incident Monday, and sheriff’s deputies said they found several weapons in his car.
Aubrey Peacock, 57, of 9549 Robinsonville Road, Atmore, was charged with domestic violence harassment/assault/menacing, third degree, and unlawful possession of a short barrel shotgun. Total bond was set at $20,000, and Peacock was released under certain conditions.
Chief Deputy Mike Lambert said Peacock’s wife reported July 3 that her husband had assaulted her. Two days later, she reported he assaulted her again, telling deputies that Peacock held her at gunpoint while holding his grandchild.
When deputies arrested Peacock, they discovered he had several powerful weapons in his vehicle, Lambert said. Peacock’s wife also filed a report that there were weapons in the residence.
Deputies searched the residence and found what Lambert described as “a large number of firearms,” including the short barrel shotgun.
In another case, deputies were involved in a chase with a man who had been released on bond on drug charges last week, Lambert said.
Scottie Ladon Smith, 39, was arrested last week and charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was released on $100,000 bond.
The two sped away with deputies in pursuit but were apprehended and taken into custody.
The driver of the vehicle was Charlie Eugene Dean, 53, of 10393 Jack Springs Road, Atmore. When deputies checked for warrants, they found that Dean had Federal felony warrants for violation of probation on drug charges.