A Greenwood man is in custody after deputies sought the public’s help in locating him.
Christopher James Wise was arrested at about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday by officers with the state Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services, according to a news release from the Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office. Jail staff said he had been booked at the Greenwood County Detention Center.
Deputies originally posted Monday on Facebook asking for help locating Wise, who was wanted on charges of attempted murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.
The charges stemmed from a fight Sunday afternoon that turned bloody when a shot was fired, a report said.
Officers arrived at the area of Marshall Circle about 3:30 p.m. Sunday, where they saw a man being treated by neighbors for an apparent gunshot wound to his shin, a white T-shirt tied around the leg.
When EMS crews cleared the scene, authorities started searching for evidence, discovering nearby blood in a gravel driveway and a rear passenger-side car door that had been struck by a bullet.
Through interviews with witnesses, police were told a man who spent time at a Marshall Circle residence began moving some of his belongings when two other people noticed the home’s front and back doors open, leading to a confrontation over whether the man forced his way inside.
The gunshot victim told police he got into a physical dispute with his attacker, sustaining a bloody nose.
After the men were separated, several neighbors told police they heard a peal of gunfire, with the man who was bloodied asking for 911 to be called because he was shot.
Witnesses told police they saw the suspect running away, and a Greenwood County bloodhound tracking team wasn’t able to locate him.