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Richland County Sheriff's Office asking for community's assistance in locating suspect
Wednesday, February 9, 2011

RICHLAND COUNTY, SC - Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott is asking for the community's assistance in locating Horace Elijah Watts (pictured right). Watts is wanted for four (4) counts of attempted murder.

Sheriff Leon Lott stated that on January 6, 2011 at approximately 12:20 PM, Watts fired shots from a handgun at several victims while he occupied a vehicle. Sheriff Leon Lott stated that several victims were standing in the front yard of a home located on Overhill Road and Watts drove by and fired multiple shots at them.

Sheriff Leon Lott stated that Watts is described as a black male, 5 feet 10 inches tall, and weighs 160 pounds. Sheriff Leon Lott added that if anyone has any information about this incident or knows the whereabouts of Watts, you are asked to call, email or text your anonymous tip to Midlands Crimestoppers.

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