Man Arrested after Lehmans Car Shot


AUGUSTA, Ga. -- A 26-year-old man was jailed Wednesday night after allegedly shooting at Tom Lehmans car. Lehman wasnt hurt and will play when the Masters begins Thursday.
Troy Willis Smith of Augusta is being held on two felony counts each of aggravated assault and possession of a firearm in commission of a crime, said Investigator Tom Johnson of the Richmond County Sheriffs Office. No court date has been set.
Lehman, the 1996 British Open champion, was on his way to the Augusta airport late Tuesday night to pick up his son, Johnson said. As he drove westbound on Bobby Jones Expressway, Lehman told police an older-model, four-door sport-utility vehicle sped past his 2006 Cadillac Escalade and he heard a loud explosion.
Johnson said a bullet hole was found in the rear drivers side door of the Escalade, a courtesy car given to Masters participants. Lehman wasnt hurt, and he was at Augusta National for the par-3 contest Wednesday.
Johnson said Smith was arrested after a separate shooting Tuesday night. The two occupants of the second car saw the suspects SUV pull into a driveway and called police. When the vehicle was searched, Johnson said police found weapons, projectiles and shell casings. Smith was then arrested.
No one was hurt in the second shooting.
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