Sumter police arrest 2 in botched drug deal


A botched drug deal led to shots being fired and two people getting earlier this week.

According to a news release from Sumter Police Department, officers responded to a shots fired call at about 10:50 a.m. on Monday on East Moore Street where a woman was reportedly seen firing a handgun at a man who returned fire before fleeing the area.

Officers later located a vehicle matching the description of the car that was seen during the incident and the passenger was identified as the female shooter.

Davonna Q. Anthony, 27, of 116-A King St., was arrested on Monday and charged with attempted murder.

After further investigation, the male shooter was identified and the incident was linked to an illegal drug transaction, states the release.

Officers apprehended Charles E. Rouse, 25, of 202 E. Moore St., on Tuesday and charged him with attempted murder.

Anthony and Rouse are both being held at Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center.

The investigation is ongoing.