CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The man police say attempted to rob a man on King Street early Thursday morning, and then shot him in the thigh faced a judge Saturday morning for a bond hearing.
Tyreece Smith, 22, was arrested by Charleston Police Friday and is charged with assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature and attempted armed robbery. Smith's bond was set at $250,000.
According to a report, Smith attempted to rob a man around 12:30 a.m. Thursday near 949 King Street. After Smith pulled out a handgun and demanded money from the victim, the victim tried to run away. That is when smith shot him twice in the back of his legs.
Police say the victim then ran to 19 Moultrie Street before he was taken to MUSC by EMS. The injuries were non-life-threatening, police say.