SYRACUSE — Couple fighting claim to be having sex to avoid arrest.
Travis Allen Smith, 32, 400 W. Valleyview Drive, Syracuse, is being charged with a class A misdemeanor of battery and a class B misdemeanor of disorderly conduct (fight). Naomi Kay Smith, 30, 400 W Valleyview Drive., Syracuse, is being charged with a class B misdemeanor of disorderly conduct (fight) and false informing, also a class B misdemeanor.
According to an affidavit of probable cause, on June 18, officers with the Syracuse Police Department responded to a call from neighbors of a physical fight in progress at the Smith’s residence. When officers arrived there was no one outside.
One of the officers went to the front door and observed a fully clothed male, later identified as Travis Smith, yelling and screaming at a fully clothed female, later identified as Naomi Smith, who was sitting on a sofa. The officer saw the male grab the woman’s leg and attempt to pull her off the sofa.
The officer knocked on the door and stated Travis Smith quickly went down a hallway out of sight. When Naomi Smith came to the door to speak to the officers, they reported they could smell a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from Naomi Smith. At first, she informed officers that nothing was going on, but then admitted her and her husband were arguing outside.
Shortly after speaking with Naomi Smith, Travis Smith came back into the room, but had taken all his clothes off and was fully nude. He was attempting to convince the officers that all the commotion was he and his wife having sex. An officer told Travis Smith to go put some clothes on. The officers also noted that Travis Smith’s speech was heavily slurred and they could also detect a strong smell of an alcoholic beverage.
One of the officers told Travis Smith that he had observed him being fully clothed when he saw him. After Travis Smith reentered the room once again, this time with pants on, the officers noticed scratch marks on both sides of Travis Smith’s neck. He said the marks were from he and Naomi having sex.
The officers told both Smiths to go inside and stop fighting.
Shortly after the officers left they received information from dispatch that Naomi Smith had called and wanted to file a complaint against and accused the officers of “peeping” insider her residence while she and her husband were having sex.
One of the officers contacted the Syracuse Police Chief and explained the situation and reported that the incident was recorded on their body cams.
Travis Smith is being held on a $600 cash bond and Naomi Smith is being held on a $500 cash bond.