Attempted Murder & Drug Charges

Clinton Public Safety arrested a man yesterday they wanted for Attempted Murder charges from a shooting in early June of this year. Meanwhile, Laurens City Police also have other charges for the suspect from back in May.

   Arrested was 25-year-old Torrin Jernard Smith of Clinton, who is apparently homeless, with previous addresses noted on Springdale Avenue and Commission Drive, Clinton.

Clinton Public Safety yesterday served him with warrants accusing him of Attempted Murder and Possession of a Weapon during a Violent Crime, accusing him of shooting at a South Livingston Man on June 8th. Officer Crystal Roberts alleges that on June 8th Torin Jermad Smith shot at the victim more than once with a handgun with the intention of killing the victim. The victim, a Clinton man from South Livingston Street, was struck with a bullet in the upper thigh causing extensive damage that required medical attention. Smith is charged with using a handgun while shooting at the victim at 1321 South Broad Street.

  During arraignment on the Clinton Public Safety Charges, Bond was denied on both the Attempted Murder and Use of a Firearm in Commission of a Violent Crime charges.

  Torrin Smith is now also facing charges from Laurens City Police. Yesterday they served warrants charging Smith with Trafficking in Drugs and Resisting Arrest.  Detective Tony Lynch  states that on May 3rd 2013 Torin Jermard Smith did commit the crime of Trafficking in Cocaine 2nd Offense by having a quantity of crack cocaine in his possession on Watts Avenue near Augusta Street. Detective Lynch further alleges that on the same date at approximately 6:30 pm Torin Jermard Smith resisted arrest during a traffic stop on Watts Avenue in Laurens. Earlier today, Torrin Smith was awaiting arraignment on the charges from Laurens City Police.

  Smith was also served with a Bench Warrant which cites a conviction on 2nd Offense Driving under Suspension in Laurens Municipal Court November 1st, 2012 with a sentence of 60 days or $1,313.