Thursday, July 18, 2013
Authorites arrested three men after a home invasion that occurred at just past midnight Thursday.
The officers met with a man who said three men knocked on the door of his home on Whites Creek Road in the McDonald Community asking to use a phone. When the man refused the suspects forced their way into the home and hit the man over the head with what is believed to be a handgun.
The men then ransacked the house and forced the victim into his personal vehicle and drove to several ATM machines, Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Carrie Cuthbertson said.
“The suspects drove to the Kangaroo gas station in Maryville where a fight ensued and the victim was able to escape. The suspects then fled the scene south on South Island Road,” she said.
Deputies got a good description of the men by reviewing video from the store’s surveillance cameras.
A “be on the lookout” message was sent to law enforcement in the surrounding area.
Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Deputies located the suspects and pursued them on Highway 378 to the Horry County line at which time Marion County and Horry County were notified of the pursuit, said Cuthbertson.
At about 2:30 a.m. the suspects wrecked their vehicle on Highway 501 in Marion County and were taken into custody.
The three arrested are: Marcus Deonta Lambert, 19, of 440 Lincolnshire Drive, Georgetown; Quantae Priest, 17, of 215 Martin Street, Georgetown and Daquarius Holmes, 17, of 600 65th Avenue North, Myrtle Beach.
They are facing charges of Kidnapping, Burglary First Degree, Possession of a Weapon during the Commission of a Violent Crime, Grand Larceny, and Assault and Battery First Degree.
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