LANCASTER The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office has released the incident report from a December murder where deputies first thought the female victim had committed suicide. Weeks later, they named a murder suspect who is now wanted and on the run.
The murder happened around 4 p.m. at a home on Clyburn Drive, deputies say. The recently-released report states that Keishawn Omar McManus, age 22, was at the home and had called police. He told authorities at the scene that he had just arrived home and found the victim on the floor with a gun and blood on her, the report states.
Deputies say they found the victim, 19-year-old Quatavia Robinson, dead inside the house.
The sheriff’s office now accuses McManus of murder and staging the scene of the crime to look like a suicide. At the home, deputies recovered a pistol and emergency medical services personnel were on scene to assist.
Investigators came in and an autopsy was done to determine the cause of death, according to the police report.
Nearly three weeks after the Dec. 23 incident, the sheriff’s office charged McManus with murder but couldn’t find him to arrest him. McManus is accused of shooting Robinson during a domestic dispute and claiming to police that she killed herself.
At the time of Robinson’s death, McManus was out on bond from jail after a prior arrest in connection with a murder from 2012. In that case, McManus and Stanley Melvin Reed were charged with the murder of Timothy Wissinger, police records show.
Investigators said that Wissinger was shot and killed over an argument about drugs while he was driving a truck on Lamplight Road. The alleged weapon was found at McManus home, police have said.
The two men also faced cocaine possession charges for the incident, deputies said. McManus was released on a $50,000 bond, while Reed is still detained at the Lancaster County.
Lancaster County Sheriff’s deputies are still looking for McManus’ location.
Anyone who has information about McManus’ whereabouts is asked to call the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office at 803-283-3388 or contact CrimeStoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC (1-888-274-6372), or e-mail or text your anonymous tip to www.midlandscrimestoppers.com