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Pender County man charged with trying to kill wife


Burgaw, NC (WWAY)-- A Burgaw Man is accused of trying to kill his wife. The Pender County Sheriff's Office says 51 year old Tommy Wayne Smith is charged with attempted 1st degree murder, assault by strangulation, 1st degree sexual offense, assault on a female, and communicating threats. Deputies say on December 9th, Smith assaulted Charlotte Marie Smith at their home on Croomsbridge Road. Mr. Smith is in the Scotland County Jail on a 30 thousand dollar bond.

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A man rapes, strangles and

A man rapes, strangles and tries to kill his wife and his bond is only $30,000? There's 3 major felonies and 2 misdemeanors here. With a bondsman, he can be out and walking the streets by paying $2,000!!! Her life isn't worth much, it looks like. Sad. I hope the victim is recovering well.

He's my age. But I look much

He's my age. But I look much younger.