Man Shot After Breaking Into Home

Homeowner shot suspect

Ed Jenson
March 20, 2018 - 10:47 am

Greenville County deputies say a homeowner shot a man who broke into a Travelers Rest home on Blue Ridge Drive Monday night.

Upon arrival and an initial investigation, deputies determined that 30-year-old James Michael Smith Jr. was attempting to enter the residence through a window when the homeowner verbally warned the intruder, then shot at him at least once.

Smith was transported to Greenville Memorial Hospital. He has been charged with burglary and possession of marijuana.

Arrest warrants state Smith was armed with a knife and had threatened the lives of people in the house. The warrants state the victim did not know Smith and had never met him before.

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