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Pender man faces attempted murder charge

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Tommy Wayne Smith is being held on a million dollar bond. (Source: Pender County Sheriff's Office) 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.

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