Laurens man charged with attempted murder

Jul 10 Written by  STAFF REPORTS

A Laurens man was arrested on Saturday and charged with attempted murder by car, stemming from an incident on Friday night.

Eddie Gene Bagwell, 46, of 296 W. Patton Rd. in Laurens, was charged with attempted murder and breach of peace-aggravated in nature.

The incident occurred on Friday night at 225 E. Main Street in Laurens.

According to reports, Bagwell allegedly accelerated his 1990 Ford Mustang at a high rate of speed into the victim. Reports indicate that the victim was walking away from the vehicle, down a hill with their back turned when the incident occurred. The incident reportedly happened in front of multiple witnesses.

Bagwell was transported and booked at the Johnson Detention Center. 

Last modified on Monday, 10 July 2017 23:34