Woman arrested for Hampton Inn robbery; 1 suspect still sought

ORANGEBURG, SC (WCSC) - Deputies have arrested a woman they say was involved in the armed robbery of two elderly tourists at a Hampton Inn in Orangeburg County. Authorities are still searching for a male accomplice.

The Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office arrested Jessica Dawn Brown, 21, in connection with the July 14 robbery. Deputies say Brown, along with a male suspect identified as 43-year-old Vincent Lee Carson, entered an occupied room armed with handguns at the Hampton Inn on US 601 in Orangeburg County.

Once inside, Carson cornered the victims and then stole cash, a cell phone and the victim's 2010 Chevy Equinox, according to investigators.

Deputies were able to find the vehicle that same evening with the use of OnStar.

If you have any information on Carson, a resident of Orangeburg, please contact Investigation at the Sheriff's Office at 803-534-3550 or Crimestoppers at 888-CRIME-SC.

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