Thomson slaying draws large crowd to scene

A shooting death drew hundreds to a Thomson neighborhood Saturday, with extra officers being called in to control the scene.

McDuffie County Sheriff Logan Marshall said his office received a call around 4:45 p.m. about a black male found dead on a kitchen floor in the 100 block of Pounds Street. The victim was identified as Jonathan Curry, 36.

Winston Orlando Smith, 21, of Dunn Street, has been arrested and charged with murder, said Pat Morgan, a special agent in charge with the Georgia Bureau of Investi­gation.

As soon as the shooting was reported, about 250 people swarmed the scene. The sheriff’s office called in Georgia state troopers, off-duty deputies and Department of Na­tural Resources agents to help with crowd control. Mor­gan said the neighborhood was calm Saturday night.

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