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Bank robbery suspects, get-away driver caught by detectives

Jered Akil Gilliard, left, and Rashad Edward Harley, and Jessica Nicole Wigfall, right. (Source: Charleston County Detention Center) Jered Akil Gilliard, left, and Rashad Edward Harley, and Jessica Nicole Wigfall, right. (Source: Charleston County Detention Center)
HOLLYWOOD, SC (WCSC) -

Detectives with the Charleston County Sheriff's Office arrested two men suspected of robbing a Hollywood bank last month.

On Thursday, detectives charged 33-year-old Rashad Edward Harley and 25-year-old Jered Akil Gilliard with one count each of bank robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime. Deputies say the two men robbed the First Citizens Bank located at 6213 Hwy 162 on Nov. 28.

On Friday, a judge set bond for both suspects at $300,000. The bond was set at $250,000 for the bank robbery charge and $50,000 for possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.

According to detectives, the two men entered the First Citizens Bank around 12:35 p.m., jumped the counter, demanded money and left the scene with cash.

Shortly after the robbery, investigators were advised that a blue SUV, initially described as a dark blue Ford Explorer, was near the bank prior to the robbery. The driver of the vehicle was described as a petite black female.

Detectives were able to locate the Explorer at 2275 Turkey Hill Road on John's Island. Jessica Nicole Wigfall was identified as the driver of the vehicle and she was taken into custody and charged with accessory after the fact of bank robbery.

During the investigation Wigfall told detectives that she dropped off Harley and Gilliard on Highway 162 near Dixie Plantation Road and waited for them to return. Wigfall then transported Harley and Gilliard away from the scene. Wigfall advises she received approximately $50 for her role.

Wigfall was given a $10,000 surety bond Thursday.


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