Man gets 30 years for Lancaster deputy shooting


LANCASTER, S.C. (AP) — A Lancaster man involved in a shootout with officers has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.

The Herald of Rock Hill reported ( ) that 20-year-old Rodrick Caskey was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty to attempted murder and more than a dozen other charges.

Investigators say Caskey shot and wounded Brandon Rollins, a deputy with the Lancaster County Drug Task Force.

Prosecutors say Caskey entered a restaurant Nov. 17, 2011, and demanded cash from the employees. Four plainclothes officers were in the restaurant for dinner and confronted the suspect.

Police say Caskey was shot when he pointed a gun at the officers. They say Caskey fired as he was hit, striking Rollins.

Caskey was arrested following a manhunt involving more than 100 officers in South Carolina and North Carolina.


Information from: The Herald,

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