CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, SC (WBTW) – The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division reports the Pageland man accused of firing shots at Chesterfield County deputies Sunday night is charged with multiple counts of attempted murder.
According to a release from SLED officials, Rashawn Montez Little, 27, is charged with five counts of attempted murder, a felony which carries up to 30 years in prison for each charge.
Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office reports Little exchanged gunfire with deputies Sunday night before running into the woods near Evans Mill Road some time after 10:30 p.m. Sunday.
Deputies explain the pursuit for Little began after a reported shooting near Pageland that lead to the death of two people. A third victim is in the hospital, but there is no word on that person’s condition. Sheriff Jay Brooks says the three people were shot just before 8:30 p.m. Sunday.
Capt. Daniel Scott says the shooting and subsequent man hunt that resulted in the officer-involved shooting was a domestic incident between Little and the victims. Little does have prior arrests. In June 2006, he was hit with a slew of drug charges. In May 2012, Little was arrested for disorderly conduct.
Chesterfield deputies set up a two mile perimeter on SC Highway 151 after Little began firing at officers.
Police say the 27-year-old is 6′ tall and weighs around 195 lbs. Chesterfield deputies say after Little ran into the woods while shooting at deputies, two bloodhound teams, more than 50 officers, and a SLED helicopter searched for Little until the suspected gunman was taken into custody Monday morning.