James Allen Selph Jr.

Selph Jr.

What started as a domestic dispute resulted in deputies charging a 71-year-old Hemingway man with attempted murder, according to the Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Office.

James Allen Selph Jr. was arrested following the April 26 incident. A warrant says he shot a 36-year-old Johnsonville woman in the legs after “following” her most of the night.

At some point, deputies said, Selph and the woman crossed paths on the sidewalk along Highway 51. There was a “disagreement,” and then Selph shot the woman in both legs with a 12 gauge shotgun.

After shooting the woman, Selph helped her get to a house on Washington Street south of Hemingway. He then left the house, according to the Sheriff’s Office, and fled the area. Deputies located him a short time later and he was taken into custody.

The woman was treated at an area hospital.

The incident report says deputies were dispatched to the house on Washington Street around 6:30 a.m. on April 26.

Selph is also charged with possession of a weapon during a violent crime and presenting a weapon at a person.

The investigation is ongoing. The Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with information on this case to call 843-355-6381.