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Pender man charged with trying to kill wife under $1M bond

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PENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) -- A Pender County man is in jail charged with allegedly trying to kill his wife last month.

The Sheriff's Office says Tommy Wayne Smith, 51, is charged with attempted first degree murder, assault by strangulation, first degree sexual offense and other crimes. Investigators say it stems from an incident at the couple's home Dec. 9.

Smith was in court this morning and received a $1 million bond.

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