Domestic Assault Alleged in April

Laurens Police made an arrest yesterday regarding an alleged domestic assault this past spring. 47-year-old James Benjamin Counts of #5 Hansen Circle, Laurens was charged with Domestic Violence 3rd Degree. A warrant states that an investigation of Officer Van Pelt indicates that on April 29th, James Counts assaulted the victim by striking her in the face multiple times with a closed first, which caused lacerations to the bridge of her nose. This reportedly occurred in an apartment at #5 Hansen Circle.

James Benjamin Counts was also being held for another charge from Laurens Police, expected today.