Death penalty sought in 2015 Pageland murders

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By The Staff

South Carolina will seek the death penalty when Rayshawn Montez Little goes on trial for the 2015 Pageland murders of Tyvonn Terrell Threatt and Shannon Rasheal Little.
Fourth Circuit Solicitor Will Rogers announced the state’s intentions Wednesday at a hearing in Darlington.
The South Carolina Court Administration will assign a judge to preside over all further proceedings in the case. No trial date has been set at this time.
In 2015 Little was charged with two counts of murder in the deaths of Shannon Little and Tyvonn Threatt, as well as two counts of possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.
He had been previously charged with five counts of attempted murder for firing shots at Chesterfield County sheriff’s deputies as they responded to the incident on Evans Mill Road in Pageland on Oct. 25, 2015.
According to news reports, Shannon Little, Tyvonn Threatt and Luther Chambers were shot near Evans Mill Road about 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 25. Little was inside his home when he allegedly fired at responding deputies.
During a 2015 press conference, Sheriff Jay Brooks said when three deputies arrived, they heard gunshots throughout the trailer park. “It was total chaos with people running and ducking,” Brooks said.
When officers got to the mobile home where shots were being fired, they knocked on the door. The suspect threw open the door and “started firing multiple rounds at officers at close range,” Brooks said.
Officers returned fire and the suspect slammed the door. He reloaded, opened the door again and emptied another clip, Brooks said.
Little eventually ran, but was caught after a nine-hour manhunt.
At the time, it was not clear if bullets from officers’ weapons or Little’s killed Shannon Threatt.
According to lab results from the S.C. Law Enforcement Division, Little fired the fatal bullet.