Man arrested for attempted murder in Sumter County

Man arrested for attempted murder in Sumter County

SUMTER COUNTY, S.C. (WIS) - A Lynchburg man has been arrested in connection with an attempted murder at a motel in Sumter County, officials say.

According to the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office, Eric Demond Dickey, 23, was charged with attempted murder, first degree burglary, possession of a weapon during a violent crime, discharging a firearm into a dwelling, and assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature.

Arrest warrants state that Dickey forced his way into a motel room in the 10000 block of Lynches River Road on March 27 with the intent of harming a woman inside.

Officials say the woman was able to escape and was not injured.

According to arrest warrants, after Dickey left the room, he fired a handgun twice at a man while in the parking lot. The man was not injured, but one of the rounds entered the room of another customer and reportedly struck a man who was inside.

That man was airlifted to a Florence hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries.

Dickey was arrested on March 29 and transported to Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Detention Center, where he remains. His bond was denied.

Copyright 2021 WIS. All rights reserved.