Sheriff: Carjackers found sleeping in car

Deputies arrested two men they say assaulted and carjacked a man.

According to the Richland County Sheriff's Department 15-year-old Justin Jones and 16-year-old Robert Alford robbed and assaulted a man that was getting gas at 5831 N. Main Street (The Obama Store) on October 8.

The victim said around 1:00 a.m. three men approached him and asked for a ride to Fiske Street, at that time the victim was assaulted and robbed of his money and thrown from his vehicle.

Sheriff Leon Lott stated that the victim was treated for his injuries by EMS.

Around 7:30 a.m., deputies spotted the vehicle that had been carjacked earlier that morning on the 900 block of Colleton Street.

Deputies say upon approach two men were found sleeping in the vehicle.

Deputies identified Jones and Alford and they were arrested and transported to the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.

Both are charged with carjacking.

According to an incident report, video released from the Obama store ties Jones and Alford to the crime and investigators are continuing to search for a third man.

If anyone has any information on this incident and the whereabouts of the third suspect you are urged to contact Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

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