UPDATE: “Murder Suspect Extradited Back to South Carolina”

On Thursday, November 5, 2020, Deputies from the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office extradited the 29 year old male that had been taken into custody in Johnson County, Tennessee following the investigation into the circumstances surrounding the shooting death of Dustin Lee Smith.

David Michael Watkins (29 YOA) was booked into the Pickens County Detention Center on the following charges:


2020A3910101349 – Murder

2020A3910101353 – Possession of Weapon During a Violent Crime

2020A3910101354 – Grand Larceny