A man accused of shooting and injuring two Lee County sheriff’s deputies during a traffic stop Tuesday is now facing attempted murder charges.
Sheriff Daniel Simon said Yahchanan Reames, 52, of Bishopville is being charged with two counts of attempted murder as well as illegal drug possession.
Simon said Cpl. Shante Demary and Sgt. Leroy Durant had pulled over Reames’ car during a traffic stop. He said the deputies were struggling Reames when the suspect pulled a gun. The sheriff said Demary was shot twice in the leg and Durant was shot once in the abdomen during the struggle. Both were treated for non-life-threatening injuries, he said.
Reames was also shot in the struggle, but was released from a hospital and is now in the Sumter-Lee County Detention Center.
According to court records, Reames had been released on bond following a July arrest in neighboring Kershaw County. He is also charged with multiple drug counts from that stop, as well as resisting arrest. Reames is still awaiting trial.