Irmo stabbing assailant arrested
Investigators have now charged Rasuan Maliek Hastie, 22, with Attempted Murder, Burglary 1st Degree and Kidnapping. He has been transported to the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center for booking.
The victim in this case is still being treated at the hospital but her injuries do not appear to be life threatening.
The Irmo Police Department responded to Elstow Road in the New Friarsgate subdivision around 10am Thursday after a female reported she had been stabbed.
“This was not a random act; Hastie knew the victim and targeted her for some reason. The attack happened at the victim’s home after we believe that Hastie broke in. We are still investigating what led up to the stabbing and why Hastie committed such a violent act against her,” said Captain Dennis.
“I want to thank the Irmo community who called in tips while we were searching for this dangerous individual. We are glad that we were able to quickly apprehend Hastie without anymore violence” said Chief Perry. “We also greatly appreciate the assistance from the Lexington & Richland County Sheriff’s
Departments and SLED who all helped in this case.”
Hastie was involved in a police pursuit last Feb. 8 after he led officers on a pursuit that headed into downtown Columbia. That pursuit was terminated, and an arrest warrant was obtained for Hastie.
Hastie turned himself into the Irmo Police on Monday afternoon and was charged with Failure to Stop for Blue Light. He was released on bond.