Deputies Arrest Carjacking Suspect

Deputies Arrest Carjacking Suspect (Image 1)

An Augusta man is under arrest for allegedly assaulting a woman in downtown Augusta early Friday morning.

According to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office, 29-year-old Levon Smiley, of 2713 Tallowtree Street in Augusta, was taken into custody shortly before 6:00 a.m.

Smiley was transported to the Richmond County Jail where he was charged with Hijacking a Motor Vehicle and Battery.

Smiley is accused of assaulting a 27-year-old woman around 3:30 a.m. Friday morning on the 1100 block of Broad Street. He is also accused of stealing the alleged victim's car, a 2006 Nissan Armada, which was recovered a few blocks away.

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