Suspects sought in shooting, shots-fired call near Pageland

First Posted: 6:40 am - December 9th, 2015

By Maria D. Grandy - mgrandy@civitasmedia.com

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PAGELAND — Chesterfield County sheriff’s deputies are searching for two suspects accused in a pair of shootings last week.

The first incident occurred around 9:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7. Officers were dispatched to a home on S.C. 9 for a shooting. They determined the shooting had not happened there, but the male victim had been taken to the home.

The victim was inside the home and was able to speak to deputies before paramedics arrived.

He told officers he was sitting in the backseat of a car at a Crossroads Church Road home when the suspect, Travis Liles, kept shining a light from his cellphone in the victim’s face.

After the man told Liles to stop several times, Liles cussed at him. According to deputies, Liles eventually went inside the home and came out with a gun that he waved at the victim.

The victim told investigators Liles began firing at him as he started to get back in the car. He ran away from the car so that others inside would not be injured, according to sheriff’s office reports.

The man was injured in the shooting and was taken to Carolinas Medical Center-Union in Monroe, North Carolina for treatment.

Liles was not found the night of the shooting and is still being sought.

Deputies were called to H.C. Gibson Road near Pageland at 5:29 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8 for a report of shots fired at a home. Two women and a man were there when officers arrived on scene.

One of the women told deputies the suspect, someone she was formerly in a relationship with, demanded to be let into her home. She denied his request and said he started beating on the door and yelling.

Eventually she was able to run from the residence to a neighbor’s home. As she was running, she said she heard shooting.

The suspect, Jerrell Curmaine Burch, then got into a vehicle and drove away. No one was injured, but there was damage inside the apartment, according to the sheriff’s office.

Deputies were still looking for Burch when the Chronicle went to press.

All suspects accused of crimes are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in court.

Anyone with information on the men’s whereabouts is asked to call the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office at 843-623-2101.

Reach Maria D. Grandy at 843-537-5261.

By Maria D. Grandy




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