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West Columbia PD arrest suspect for attempted murder

West Columbia, SC - The West Columbia Police Department has made an arrest in an attempted murder and attempted armed robbery case that occurred September 1, 2018 on Augusta Highway in the City of West Columbia.

Investigators have charged Lemont Michael B Smith, 27 of Santee S.C. with attempted murder, attempted armed robbery, kidnapping and possession of a firearm during a violent crime.

Smith approached a female victim at an ATM located at 3250 Augusta Rd. He attempted to rob the victim at gun point. During the robbery the victim was shot in the hand.

The suspect was booked at the Lexington County Detention center, where he is currently being held and awaiting bond.

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