Crime

COLLETON COUNTY MAN CHARGED WITH ASSISTED SUICIDE, DRUGS AND OTHER CRIMES

Agents of the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division Tuesday arrested a Colleton County man in connection with the shooting incident involving Alex Murdaugh on Sept. 4 in Hampton County.

Curtis Edward Smith, 61, was charged with assisted suicide, assault and battery of a high aggravated nature, pointing and presenting a firearm, insurance fraud, and conspiracy to commit insurance fraud.

Additional charges in the case are expected and will be announced at the appropriate time.

Smith has also been charged with distribution of methamphetamine and possession of marijuana.

The SLED investigation was requested by the Hampton County Sheriff’s Office.

Smith was booked at the Colleton County Detention Center.

The case will be prosecuted by the Attorney General’s Office.

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