Attempted Murder from Tuesday Night Shooting

Attempted Murder is one of the charges served yesterday following a Laurens-area shooting Tuesday evening. The Laurens County Sheriff’s Office arrested 39-year-old Travis Omandell Miller of 67 Badgers Trestle, Laurens overnight, placing him in the Johnson Detention Center early Wednesday morning.

A Sheriff’s Office statement indicates deputies were dispatched Tuesday evening to a South Harper Street residence where they located a man who had been shot in his lower extremities. This victim was transported to hospital for treatment of his potentially life-threatening injuries.

The statement did not indicate where the shooting had occurred, but stated they quickly determined the identity of a suspect. Officers located the suspect at a Wattsville community residence on Copeland Street and he was taken into custody without further incident.

Travis Omandell Miller, also known as “To,” was charged yesterday with Attempted Murder, Possession of a Weapon During a Violent Crime and Possession of a Weapon by a Person Convicted of a Violent Crime. In warrants, Sheriff’s Investigator Andrew Turner states that on April 9th  Miller committed the crime of Attempted Murder by shooting the victim, causing life-threatening injuries and that he was in unlawful possession of a hand gun, due to his previous conviction of a violent crime, and allegedly displayed what appeared to be a weapon during the Tuesday shooting.

During an initial court appearance on the charges yesterday, no bond was granted for either charge. Travis Omandell Miller remained in the Johnson Detention Center this morning.