Assault by Vehicle

 The Laurens County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man Friday on charges that he attempted to assault another man by vehicle on Friday. 29-year-old Thomas Harold Shirley III of 217 Sutter Mill Drive, Piedmont was charged with Assault and Battery 1st Degree and Reckless Driving. An Assault warrant states that on July 19th Mr. Shirley intentionally committed assault and battery on another man while trying to while trying to run the victim off the road. He allegedly fired two shots form a handgun into the air while yelling and cursing at the victim. A Reckless Driving warrant states that on the same date Mr. Shirley drove a motor vehicle in a manner showing a willfully or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property by trying to run the victim off the road. Thomas Harold Shirley III was released from the Johnson Detention Center on bonds totaling $8,445.00.