"Most of our married life we've lived in the country. We like it and we expect that we'd be safe," said the victim’s wife, Cindi Fuller.
Her perception of this community changed when her husband called her and told her he had been shot.
"Anger took over. I experienced a lot of anger. The fact that someone would enter your home and hurt a loved one, that's a lot to take in," Fuller said.
"He actually told him that he was going to kill him. It does show you the violent nature of our society," said Houston County Sheriff Andy Hughes.
Hughes said Smith was taken into custody about 9:45 a.m., Friday without a fight. He is expected to be interrogated by investigators then faces multiple charges including first degree robbery, burglary, kidnapping and attempted murder charges. He will be tried as an adult due to the violent nature of this crime.
Carolyn Brewster is a multimedia journalist at WDHN News. Follow her on Twitter @CarolynWDHN or email her at Carolyn@WDHN.com.