Shooting suspect arrested after leaving ID at scene

Travis Burrell Smith

Travis Burrell Smith

By Elaine Rackley


McDonough Police arrested a man for firing shots at a woman he allegedly solicited for sex.

Police responded to the City Square subdivision shooting, at 5:10 p.m., Wednesday.

"Upon arrival, I approached the front of the residence, I observed several bullet holes in a window that was next to the front door," stated McDonough Police Officer M. Knight in the police report.

Reportedly, there were three, to four shots fired into the house, according to police.

Witnesses of the shooting told police the alleged assailant, Travis Burrell Smith, 22, left his wallet, as he fled the area, in a green Ford mustang with a convertible top.

"The offender [Smith] was identified by his driver's license he left behind at the scene," said McDonough Police Major Kyle Helgerson.

"We have evidence to reveal that Mr. Smith went to the location prior to the shooting to solicit a sexual act from the victim."

"The said-accused did solicit...sex from the victim in exchange fro $80...and did unlawfully assault...with handgun...," according to the arrest warrant.

Officer Knight dispatched the description of the car and Smith's driver's license information to a dispatcher, who informed surrounding agencies, according to the police report.

"A short time later officers saw the vehicle traveling on Hwy. 42, within the Locust Grove city limits," said Helgerson.

Smith, of Locust Grove, was pulled over and detained by Locust Grove Police, until McDonough Police arrived to make the arrest, continued the major.

"Mr. Smith was in possession of a semi-automatic handgun when he was arrested," added Helgerson.

Smith is charged with aggravated assault and pandering. He appeared in Henry County Magistrate Court, Thursday, before Judge Robert Godwin, who set Smith's bond at $7,500.