Authorities in Columbia have located and arrested a third suspect involved in a home invasion that happened last Monday in downtown Charleston.
Officers with the U.S. Marshals Office, Richland County Sheriff's Office and Cayce Police Department arrested 20-year-old Brandon Green in Columbia on Tuesday. Green is charged with first-degree burglary, nine counts of armed robbery, four counts of first-degree assault and battery and nine counts of kidnapping.
Green is the latest arrest in a Feb. 11 home invasion that happened at a downtown house on Sumter Street. Authorities arrested 20-year-old Ledrian Phillips on Friday for armed robbery and burglary.
According to Charleston police spokesman Charles Francis, the home invasion happened around 12:30 a.m. at 313 Sumter Street, when three masked men, two of them armed with handguns and one of them with a baseball bat, entered the residence and robbed the victims of their money, cell phones and electronic equipment.
One of the victims' boyfriends told police he was on Skype with his girlfriend when he saw a man armed with a handgun walk into her bedroom, according to a police report.
The Skype call was then dropped immediately, and the boyfriend called 911 to report the home invasion.
Francis said one of the suspects, 20-year-old DeShawn Heyward, of Hanahan, was caught on Line Street near Rutledge Avenue after the victims provided descriptions of their attackers.