Gun Threat Alleged in Assault Charge

Threats from a firearm last month were alleged with a Laurens County Sheriff’s Office arrest this week. Tuesday, 35-year-old Robert John Preville of 743 Ben Taylor Road, Fountain Inn was charged with Assault and Battery of a High and Aggravated Nature. A warrant with that charge cites an investigation of Deputy Noble as indicating that on June 30th in Laurens County Robert John Preville intentionally committed battery upon a victim by pointing a rifle at the victim, causing him to fear for his life. Robert John Preville was released yesterday on posting a $20,000 surety bond.