The Richland County Sheriff’s Office is asking the community for help in locating a man wanted for attempted murder.
Novie Kavallow Matthews, 40, is wanted in connection with an incident that occurred Sunday, Sheriff Leon Lott said in a statement released Wednesday.
Matthews approached a man at a residence in the 1400 block of Peeples Street where he allegedly struck the man in the upper body with a handgun, Lott said. In addition, Matthews beat and shot the victim in the lower body.
Matthews then fled the area in a white 2006 Nissan Maxima, with a South Carolina license tag of KBQ-836. The victim, who has not been identified at this time, was taken to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The incident stems from an ongoing dispute between family members, Lott said.
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Anyone with information on where Matthews can be found is asked to call or text CrimeStoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC. Those submitting a tip leading to an arrest may receive up to a $1000 cash award and may remain anonymous.