Gun Allegedly Displayed in Wattsville

  One man has been charged with pointing a gun at another yesterday. Laurens County Sheriff’s Lt. Robbie Haupfear was dispatched to a car lot on Lucas Avenue, Wattsville at 11:45 yesterday morning on a report that a man was at the location pointing a handgun at a Laurens man. While the officer was in route, the wife of the alleged subject in the case phoned 911 to say that they were being followed by the victim of the pointing and presenting and they were on the way to the Sheriff’s office. The victim reportedly stated that the subject had been slamming the doors of a jeep on the car lot and he told him to leave if that’s the way he was going to act. The subject then allegedly pointed the gun from his vehicle was he was leaving the scene.

  At the Sheriff’s Office, 48-year-old Terry Richard Smith of 132 Edgewater Drive, Waterloo was arrested and charged with Pointing and Presenting a Firearm at a Person and also charged with Unlawful carrying of a pistol. Lt. Robbie Haupfear states that Mr. Smith pointed a firearm at a man on Lucas Avenue yesterday, and not in self-defense. He further states that Mr. Smith was carrying a handgun about his person on Lucas Avenue yesterday without authorization to do so. Terry Richard Smith was being held for arraignment on the charges today.