Smith also has a long criminal history, including theft and auto burglary in Williamson County and, according to the Department of Correction, was sentenced to 10 years on burglary charges in 2009 before being paroled in 2013.
His longtime girlfriend and fiancé, who did not want to be identified, said Smith was a good man, but he was not going to go back to prison.
"My fiancé was a nice guy," she said. "He'd give you the shirt off his back and stuff, but he had a sickness. As far as being bad, he wasn't bad. He already said he was not going back to the [penitentiary]. He said if they did they would have to kill him [because] he wasn't going back. He already told me that."
No other injuries were reported in Friday's crime spree.
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