Attempted murder suspect found hiding in SC home

Attempted murder suspect found hiding in SC home

Credit: Lancaster Police Department

Markevious Demond Samuel

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by ELIZABETH THOMAS / WCNC.com

WCNC.com

Posted on July 3, 2013 at 12:56 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jan 8 at 1:00 PM

LANCASTER, S.C. -- Police in Lancaster have arrested a man wanted in connection with a shooting in early-June.

Police responded to the intersection of Ferguson and Gay Streets on June 6, where a man was shot in the legs during an altercation.

When officers arrived on scene, the victim had left the area and was transported to Springs Memorial Hospital by a privately owned vehicle. The victim, Terry Butch Thompson, suffered non-life threatening shotgun wounds to both legs.

Thompson was treated at Springs Memorial then transported to Carolinas Medical Center for further treatment, before being released.

During the investigation, police were able to identify Markevious Demond Samuel as the shooter. Warrants were issued for his arrest.

Nearly a month later on Tuesday, Lancaster Police, the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office and the State Law Enforcement division took Samuel into custody. Samuel had locked himself inside a residence on Steel Hill Road in the Van Wyck community in Lancaster County, officials said.

Officers entered the home and found Samuel hiding in closet. He was taken into custody without further incident. No one else was at the home at the time.

Samuel is charged with attempted murder. Additionally, Samuel is charged with armed robbery of an individual that police say happened May 1.

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