Article published August 9, 2010
Spartanburg officials looking for man charged in 2009 murderBy Lee G. Healy email@example.com
Law enforcement officials are asking for the public's help in locating a man accused of murder who fled from home detention in June.
Spartanburg County home detention officers said Rashawn L. Reeder, 21, of 300 Crescent Ave., removed his court-ordered ankle bracelet on June 6. An escape warrant was signed the next day, but Reeder still remains at large.
"(Officers) were checking on him, but he cut his bracelet and removed it, and he disappeared," said Spartanburg County Jail Director Larry Powers. "As soon as a bracelet is cut, an alarm is sent out, and officers started looking for him."
Reeder is one of two people charged in the March 14, 2009, shooting death of 16-year-old Duncan Lamar "AJ" Geter. He is also accused of shooting Bryant A. Miller, 22, who recovered from a neck injury. Deputies with the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office believe both Geter and Miller were shot at about 3:30 a.m. while sitting in a car at the intersection of Mount Pleasant Road and Burns Road.
"A warrant for Mr. Reeder's arrest was signed and authorities have been actively searching for Mr. Reeder since," Master Deputy Tony Ivey, spokesman for the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office, said in a statement. "During the course of every investigation, different techniques are used to locate a subject. We are now at the point in the search for Mr. Reeder that we are asking for the public's help."
Reeder's co-defendant Darius Cathcart was picked up by officers in January after authorities say he violated home detention and is currently in custody. Powers said Cathcart gave false information about his criminal history when applying for employment and was also not meeting schedule requirements.
Reeder is one of 15 individuals wanted for escaping home detention, but he is the only of those facing a murder charge. Powers said Reeder was attending school and had no detention violations prior to his escape.
Powers said Reeder was placed on home detention Oct. 1 awaiting pretrial proceedings. The jail's website lists 188 people on its current home detention list, though only five face murder charges.
Reeder is described as 5 feet, 4 inches tall and weighing about 130 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes. Officers said he is known to frequent the Crescent Hills apartment complex.
Anyone with information on Reeder's whereabouts is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 888-CRIMESC. Anyone who provides information that leads to Reeder's arrest is eligible for a cash reward.