Tommy Wayne Smith is being held on a million dollar bond. (Source: Pender County Sheriff's Office)
PENDER COUNTY, NC (WECT) - The Pender County Sheriff's Office says a man from Pender County faces an attempted first degree murder charge after a domestic situation at his home recently.
Tommy Wayne Smith, 51, is charged with attempted first degree murder, assault by strangulation, first degree sexual offense, assault on a female and communicating threats. He's being held on a million dollar bond.
According to Detective Leatherwood, Smith is accused of assaulting his wife a few weeks ago after an argument.
Leatherwood said she had black eyes and bruises on her neck from choking her with a belt.
Deputies indicate that Smith may also face a probation violation out of Scotland County.