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Man charged with murdering girlfriend in Sumter County, deputies say

Published: Nov. 18, 2021 at 8:59 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 19, 2021 at 4:20 PM EST
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REMBERT, S.C. (WIS) - The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office charged a man with murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime Friday.

Douglas McLeod, 47, was arrested Thursday after shooting his girlfriend, and now will face charges in at least one other jurisdiction.

The Sumter County Sheriff’s Department says Cashell Woods, 48, was found dead in the backyard of a residence in the 3200 block of Horatio-Hagood Road near the LeNoir Store after suffering a fatal gunshot wound.

McLeod of Jamestown Road in Camden fled to Lee County after the incident. There, deputies say McLeod carjacked a vehicle and later took a family member’s vehicle without permission.

He then fled again to Richland County before turning himself in.

An autopsy will be performed on Woods Monday at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. A motive for the crime is unknown by authorities at this time.

This case is still being investigated and will be updated as details become available.

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