Backhanding Her, Taking Car Alleged

A Clinton man was facing two charges this week following an alleged incident Monday. The Laurens County Sheriff’s Office arrested 26-year-old Andrew Wesley Smith of North Woodrow Street, Clinton Monday and have charged him with 3rd Degree Domestic Violence and Use of a Vehicle Without Permission.

He is accused of backhanding the victim across her face Monday and of taking her vehicle with intent to deprive her of it, both on Monday.

Andrew Smith remained in the Johnson Detention Center earlier today with cash or surety bonds set totaling $6,000 on the two cases.