Arrest Made Immediately Following Attempted Murder

On Saturday April 25 at approximately midnight, deputies were dispatched to Satterwhite Road in Laurens in reference to a gunshot victim. Upon arrival, it was discovered that the victim was suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. This incident is believed to have stemmed from a domestic situation. A very short time after deputies arrived on scene, the suspect contacted dispatch with his location to turn himself in. Matthew Elijah Martin of Gray Court was arrested without incident and charged with Attempted Murder, Malicious Injury, and Possession of a Weapon During a Violent Crime. Due to the sensitivity of this matter, the victim’s information will not be released. This is an ongoing investigation and further charges may be pending.

-Sheriff Don Reynolds

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