Edmonson Voice Staff
Police responded to a report of domestic violence where apparent shots were fired at a Bee Spring residence over the weekend. Mickey Meredith, 78 said his wife, Bertha Meredith, 76, shot at him multiple times with a handgun during an argument.
Police also said shell casings and the handgun used were found at the scene. Mrs. Meredith allegedly told police the incident escalated from something she said happened over 50 years ago. Police said she told them she didn't want to hit him, only scare him. It was reported that Mr. Meredith claimed he heard the bullets whizzing by his head in the shooting.
"This incident, although very tragic, highlights some of many different choices we must make everyday in law enforcement," said Sheriff Shane Doyle. "No one gets a free pass from committing a crime regardless of age, gender, race, or any other reason."
Mrs. Meredith was charged with Wanton Endangerment and transported to the Hart County Jail where she was later released on bond. There were no reported injuries.
"The deputy was told that shots had been fired, and apparently Mrs. Meredith admitted to it. He really had no choice," Doyle added.