Beer Bottle to the Back of the Head

     Laurens County Sheriff’s Sergeant John Carter and Deputy Johnny Brewington were dispatched to a location in the 800 block of South Harper Street Extension at 3:30 yesterday afternoon, where a man indicated another man had hit him in the back of his head with a beer bottle. He indicated this happened as both men were drinking been in a back yard in the 900 block of South Harper Street Extension. When reached at his home nearby, the man reportedly said the other man did the right thing by calling police. He reportedly said he had hit him with the beer bottle, but not so hard. Sgt. Carter collected the suspect beer bottle. He photographed the injuries to the victim’s head. Deputies arrested 57-year-old Gregory Smith of 48 Winetta Street, Laurens and placed him in the Johnson Detention Center, where he remained overnight pending a warrant being sought to charge him with Assault and Battery 3rd Degree.