Authorities and friends are looking for Chad Howard Smith, 38, who disappeared after a violent argument with his wife on Jan. 11, 2011. Chad is a former assistant Bullitt County Attorney from Shepherdsville, Kentucky.
On January 10th, police were called to the Waffle House in Louisville because of a hit and run. When they got there they found Chad’s wife, Lesley. She told the police that Chad had hit a parked car and dropped her off at the restaurant and left. She also told them that earlier that evening she had gotten into a fight with Chad. Lesley says her husband started pulling her hair and smacking her, so she pulled out a gun and fired it at him until the gun wouldn’t shoot anymore, to scare him off.
Chad is white, late 30’s with reddish brown hair. He may have gone to Alabama as he is originally from there. There is some concern he could have committed suicide, as he had just lost his job at the Bullitt County Attorney’s office. Anyone with information about Smith’s whereabouts is asked to call the Shepherdsville Police at 502-957-1001.