Man Arrested for Attempted Murder of Police Officers

Shortly after 10 PM Dec. 7, two vice and narcotics officers were at the Comfort Inn on Laurens Road to investigate a narcotics complaint. They made contact with a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot that almost backed up over two pedestrians and jumped a curb. The vehicle then began to accelerate at the officers and one of the officer discharged their firearm at the vehicle. The vehicle fled the scene and shortly after 4 AM the suspect was apprehended with assistance from the Greenville County Sheriff's Office. The suspect was found to have suffered from gunshot wounds that are non life-threatening. Police arrested Carlton Staggs, (photo, below).  A female passenger in the car surrendered for questioning after police released her photo to the media. View Warrant

Carlton Staggs

Sunday, December 08, 2013 7:02:00 AM