Wanted Man Arrested in Florence

A man wanted in connection to a shooting in December 2020 is in custody after being arrested in Florence on Thursday. Rayshawn Mortress Tutt Smoot is facing 11 charges including some for dealing methamphetamine, cocaine and marijuana as well as burglary and multiple gun crimes. At the time of his arrest Florence Officers and SLED Agents found multiple drugs and guns inside his vehicle during a search. In addition to the December 2020 shooting he was shot during, he was also wanted for a May 2020 burglary of a motel room. He is currently behind bars at the Florence County Detention Center.