Mt. Dew to the Head

A man arrested early yesterday on one charge was served another later in the day. Deputy Gary of the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office arrested 46-year-old Joel Thomas Layton of Durbin Road, Fountain Inn, initially issuing a ticket charging him with Non-Aggravated Breach of Peace at 6:30 yesterday morning on Durbin Road. A warrant served later yesterday added a charge of 3rd Degree Domestic Violence. It alleges he threw a bottle of Mt. Dew at the victim during a verbal dispute, hitting her in the back of her head. Mr. Layton was held overnight, awaiting a bond hearing today on the two charges.