Cruelty To Animals Charge

Roger Gerald Smith age 54 of 314 Collins Street Laurens was booked into the Laurens County Detention Center Tuesday charged with ill treatment of animals. The warrant alleges that on June 14th Smith did commit the crime of ill treatment of animals in general 1st offence in that he did not have feed in the pen that housed a brown in color calf, that the calf could not stand on it’s feet and the calf was covered in maggots. Roger Gerald Smith remains in the detention center on $15k bond. The calf has been treated by and now happily resides and Big Oaks Rescue Farm in Greenwood.