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Deputies searching for murder suspect with ties to Charleston area

Updated: May. 21, 2021 at 5:40 PM EDT
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COLLETON COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - Lowcountry authorities are searching for a murder suspect who has ties to the Charleston area.

The Colleton County Sheriff’s Office is looking for 25-year-old Damon Anderson.

Deputies found a Colleton County woman shot to death inside her home on Monday. According to investigators, Anderson called 911 and said that the woman stabbed herself in the chest.

A report states Anderson then fled the scene before deputies arrived.

The sheriff’s office said Anderson was last known to be in the Charleston area and is considered armed and dangerous. If anyone has seen him you are urged to call (843) 549-2211.

The investigation started at 3:15 p.m. on Monday when deputies found a woman dead inside a home on the 4500 block of Can City Road.

A report states that a man initially called 911 saying that the woman stabbed herself in the chest. Investigators reported that the unidentified caller is believed to be Anderson, the woman’s boyfriend.

Colleton County Fire-Rescue said the woman appeared to have suffered a gunshot wound and had no signs of life.

Colleton County deputies responded Monday afternoon to a home where a 911 call reported a woman...
Colleton County deputies responded Monday afternoon to a home where a 911 call reported a woman stabbed herself in the chest. Investigators found her body inside.(Colleton County Fire-Rescue)

The sheriff’s office called in the State Law Enforcement Division to help with the investigation.

Deputies say Anderson was last seen traveling in a red, 2013 Volkswagon Jetta with dark-tinted back passenger and rear windows. Its license plate number is TRX805, and the car was last seen headed towards Mt. Carmel Road, deputies say.

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