Crime & Courts

Woman stabbed repeatedly at Irmo home attacked by suspect from high-speed chase, police say

Rasuan Maliek Hastie was charged with attempted murder among other crimes after an Irmo woman was found stabbed multiple times.
Rasuan Maliek Hastie was charged with attempted murder among other crimes after an Irmo woman was found stabbed multiple times. Irmo Police Department

A woman is recovering in the hospital Wednesday after she was found at her home in an Irmo subdivision suffering multiple stab wounds, according to police.

After the woman reported she had been stabbed she was discovered at a residence on Elstow Road in the New Friarsgate subdivision around 10 a.m., according to Capt. Courtney Dennis of the Irmo Police Department.

Just after 6 p.m., Dennis reported a suspect was in custody at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center, according to a news release.

Rasuan Maliek Hastie was charged with attempted murder, first-degree burglary and kidnapping, police said.

The woman was stabbed “multiple times” in the upper body, but “her injuries do not appear to be life threatening,” Dennis said in the news release.

“This was not a random act; Hastie knew the victim and targeted her for some reason,” Dennis said in the news release. “The attack happened at the victim’s home after we believe that Hastie broke in. We are still investigating what led up to the stabbing and why Hastie committed such a violent act against her.”

After finding the woman, officers flooded the area and located a person involved in the stabbing who wasdetained and later identified as the 22-year-old Hastie, Dennis said.

“I want to thank the Irmo community who called in tips while we were searching for this dangerous individual. We are glad that we were able to quickly apprehend Hastie without anymore violence,” said Police Chief Don Perry.

Hastie was involved in a Feb. 8 high-speed police chase that Irmo police terminated as he headed into the crowded roads in downtown Columbia, The State reported.

The chase started after an Irmo officer conducted a traffic stop near Broad River Road and Interstate 26 because the car had an equipment violation, according to the statement. While the officer was speaking to Hastie, he took off.

Hastie turned himself into Irmo police on Monday and was charged with failure to stop for blue light before he was released on bond, according to the news release.

Teddy Kulmala covers breaking news for The State and covered crime and courts for seven years in Columbia, Rock Hill, Aiken and Lumberton, N.C. He graduated from Clemson University and grew up in Barnwell County.


Teddy Kulmala covers breaking news for The State and covered crime and courts for seven years in Columbia, Rock Hill, Aiken and Lumberton, N.C. He graduated from Clemson University and grew up in Barnwell County.


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