Robert Olin Smith

Robert Olin Smith 

A Windsor man is facing multiple charges following a verbal altercation that turned violent Wednesday.

Robert Olin Smith, 23, of Windsor, is charged with altering, tampering or bypassing utility meters, two counts of theft of electric currents first offense, second-degree domestic violence and attempted murder, according to jail records.

Deputies responded to Middleton Drive in Windsor in reference to a domestic assault, according to an incident report by the Aiken County Sheriff's Office. 

The victim told deputies she and the suspect had gotten into a verbal altercation while she was attempting to retrieve items that belonged to her, the report states.

The argument turned physical when the suspect grabbed a crowbar and began hitting property that belonged to the victim and threatened the victim's life, according to the report. 

The victim told deputies the suspect continued to yell, "I'm going to end your life." 

The victim attempted to leave, but the suspect allegedly grabbed her and threw her to the ground, according to the report. 

When the victim got up, the suspect allegedly ran at her with what appeared to be a machete and struck her with it, the report states. 

Responding deputies observed a deep laceration to the lower right bicep area of the victim's arm, according to the report. 

Deputies attempted to speak with the suspect at his home on the day of the incident but were unable to make contact. 

Smith was charged Thursday and was taken to the Aiken County detention center where he was being held as of Friday morning.

Matthew Enfinger is the crime and courts reporter with the Aiken Standard. Follow him on Twitter: @matt_enfinger