Sumter man arrested in connection to shooting into vehicle


Bond was denied for a 25-year-old Sumter man who allegedly threatened a close family member with a firearm and fired shots into the family member's vehicle in December.

Shaquille Marique Leneau, of Jessamine Trail, is accused of assaulting a close family member and threatening to shoot two other individuals on Dec. 20, making threats to a family member on Dec. 23, and firing multiple shots into a family member's vehicle on Dec. 31 in the Manning Avenue area.

The incidents appear to be part of an ongoing dispute, said Tonyia McGirt, Sumter Police Department public information officer.

The same victim was involved in each of the three incidents and was inside the vehicle when Leneau fired into it, she said. No injuries were reported, she said.

Leneau was arrested on Wednesday without incident and is being held at Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center.

He is charged with attempted murder; second degree assault and battery; three counts of possession of a weapon by a convicted felon; possession with intent to distribute marijuana, second offense; and two counts of pointing and presenting a firearm.