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.
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.