St. Stephen police: Argument over money led to attempted murder charge for suspect caught Monday

VIDEO: Berkeley Co. deputies capture man wanted for attempted murder
William Casselman is considered armed and dangerous, Berkeley Co. deputies say. (Source: Berkeley Co. Detention Center)
William Casselman is considered armed and dangerous, Berkeley Co. deputies say. (Source: Berkeley Co. Detention Center)
Multiple law enforcement agencies searched Thursday for Casselman. (Source: Live 5)
Multiple law enforcement agencies searched Thursday for Casselman. (Source: Live 5)

BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - The man wanted on charges in a March 24 shooting in St. Stephen was captured Monday. The charges stemmed from an argument, according to the affidavit.

While at Trident Medical Center, a man who was shot in the face claimed it happened across from the old Foodland store in St. Stephen, according to the affidavit. The victim claimed he was going to clean his firearm at a friends' house when the gun fell and went off.

The responding officer was suspicious of the victim's statement and was contacted by the officer at the scene that the victim had been in an argument with Casselman in the 100 block of Acline Avenue over money, the affidavit stated.

Casselman left the scene before he was eventually captured and will remain behind bars after a judge denied bond Tuesday morning.

The suspect wanted for attempted murder who eluded multiple agencies for days has been captured, Berkeley County deputies say.

William Casselman, 46, was captured along Colonel Maham Drive in St. Stephen Monday, according to Chief Deputy Mike Cochran.

Casselman faces charges of attempted murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime, deputies say. He was wanted by St. Stephen Police for attempted murder in connection with a March 24 shooting, according to an affidavit.

Casselman eluded multiple agencies searching for him since Thursday, when Berkeley County Sheriff Duane Lewis said he believed law enforcement officers had Casselman pinned down in the woods. Agents with the U.S. Marshal's Office and the Charleston County Sheriff's Office K-9 and helicopter also assisted in the search Thursday off Highway 17A in Moncks Corner near Macedonia.

The sheriff's office warned residents at that time that Casselman was considered armed and dangerous and that anyone who spotted him should call authorities and not attempt to approach him.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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