Man Charged with Tuesday Assault

    A Laurens man has been charged with an assault from Tuesday, after reportedly turning himself in Wednesday evening. 20-year-old Jonathan Eugene Merchant of 1154 Woodberry Drive, Laurens was charged with Assault and Battery 3rd Degree, accused of assaulting another man April 15th by striking him in the head with this fist. Merchant was released yesterday on posting a $1,092 surety bond.