Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Three men accused of a Pleasant Hill-area home invasion that took place at about 4 a.m. Sunday remained at large Tuesday.
The incident occurred in the 22200 block of Choppee Road, near the Williamsburg County line.
A 26-year-old man said he was asleep when he heard his 37-year-old brother yell his name so he jumped out of the bed to see what was the matter.
He saw there were three men dressed in hoodies who claimed they were members of the Sheriff’s Office. They had forced their way in the house by kicking a hole in a door.
One of the men pointed a gun at the younger man’s face and ordered him to walk back to his bedroom and get on his stomach.
He then hit the victim on the head with the gun and demanded to know where his money and guns were located.
While this was taking place, the older brother was in another room struggling with one of the other suspects. During that tussle, the suspect’s gun discharged but no one was hit with the bullet.
After being given an undisclosed amount of money, the suspects took the victims to a bedroom and tied them up with a cord from an iron.
After a while, the younger victim was able to get his hands loose and he jumped out of a window and ran to his neighbor’s house and called 911.
The suspects fled the scene in what is believed to be a tan GMC Envoy.
The older man was transported to Grand Strand Hospital for what the report describes as a severe laceration.
The area was searched but the three suspects were not found.
Anyone with any information is urged to call the Sheriff’s Office at 546-5102.
By Scott Harper
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