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Man charged for attempted murder after trying to strangle wife

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Tommy Wayne Smith (Source: Pender Co. Sheriff's Office) Tommy Wayne Smith (Source: Pender Co. Sheriff's Office)

PENDER COUNTY, NC (WECT) – Deputies with the Pender County Sheriff's Office arrested a man in Burgaw Sunday for trying to strangle his wife to death.

According to the sheriff's office, 51-year-old Tommy Wayne Smith is accused of physically assaulting his wife at their home on Croomsbridge Road in Burgaw.

Smith was charged with:

  • attempted first degree murder
  • assault by strangulation
  • first degree sexual offense
  • assault on a female
  • communicating threats

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