Man wanted in March York shooting arrested

jmcfadden@heraldonline.comMay 3, 2014 

William Dewayne White

— A Chester County man wanted in a weeks-old shooting in York that sent a victim to the hospital with gunshot wounds in his back was arrested on Friday and charged with attempted murder, according to York County jail records.

William Dewayne White, 23, of Richburg also faces charges for possession of a weapon during a violent crime and possession of a firearm by a person convicted of a violent felony. He is held at the York County Detention Center without bond.

White had been at large since March 22, when deputies were sent to the intersection of King Road and Silver Creek Drive after a resident reported that Forest Peoples, 26, had been shot, according to a York County Sheriff's report. He told deputies that the suspect, who he identified as White, fled the scene in a blue Caprice and headed toward Sutton Springs Road.

Deputies found Peoples lying on the ground with a gunshot wound to his back, the report states. He was airlifted to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.

A manhunt soon began for White, who was arrested and served with his warrants on Friday afternoon. Details surrounding his arrest were unavailable Saturday morning.

Court records show that in 2011 White pleaded guilty to third-degree assault and battery, burglary and strong arm robbery —charges that stemmed from incidents in York County. He was sentenced to time served and three years of probation.

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