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Deputies: Man trying to break into Upstate home got shot, then arrested

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James Michael Smith Jr. (Source: GCSO) James Michael Smith Jr. (Source: GCSO)
Deputies investigating after intruder shot on Blue Ridge Drive. (3/19/18 FOX Carolina) Deputies investigating after intruder shot on Blue Ridge Drive. (3/19/18 FOX Carolina)
TRAVELERS REST, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Greenville County deputies say a homeowner shot a man who broke into a Travelers Rest home with a knife Monday night.

Deputies say they responded to the 200 block of Blue Ridge Drive a little after 10 p.m. for a report of a homeowner who shot an intruder.

Upon arrival and an initial investigation, deputies determined that 30-year-old James Michael Smith Jr. was attempting to enter the residence through a window when the homeowner verbally warned the intruder, then shot at him at least once.

Smith was transported to Greenville Memorial Hospital.

On Tuesday, deputies said Smith had been charged with burglary and possession of marijuana.

Arrest warrants state Smith was armed with a knife and had threatened the lives of people in the house. The warrants state the victim did not know Smith and had never met him before.

The South Carolina Department of Corrections said Smith was admitted to prison in January 2015 and released to the Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services in December 2017.

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