Arrest in Domestic Violence Yesterday

 Laurens County Sheriff’s Officers yesterday arrested a man following an alleged altercation at his home. 44-year-old Eddie Lee Smith of 407 North Marion Street, Joanna was charged with Criminal Domestic Violence. A warrant with that charge alleges that a sheriff’s office investigation indicates that the defendant caused physical harm or injury to the female victim by slamming her head into the drywall, by punching her in the face and by dragging her on the floor, during an incident yesterday at his residence onNorth Marion Street, Joanna. Eddie Smith was being held in theJohnsonDetentionCenterovernight, pending arraignment on the Domestic Violence charge today.

Meanwhile, deputies also arrested 32-year-old April Dawn Powell of 407 North Marion Street, Joanna. She is charged with Three Counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance. An investigation by Lt. Higgenbotham reportedly indicates that she was in illegal possession of three different controlled substances yesterday. She was being held overnight in the Johnson Detention Center.