WEST ASHLEY, SC (WCSC) - The Charleston Police Department says a 25-year-old man suspected in an attempted robbery that happened in the Ardmore neighborhood of West Ashley last week has surrendered.
Police spokesman Charles Francis said Bobby Eugene Warthaw turned himself into authorities around 8:30 p.m. on Monday morning. He is charged with attempted armed robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.
Last week, police arrested and charged 21-year-old Terry Jamar Simmons in connection with the incident. He was also charged with attempted armed robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.
On Feb. 18, officers Scott Tugya and Joshua Hawks were patrolling the Ardmore neighborhood Monday night and saw a man standing in the middle of Sequoia Street.
The officers then saw two suspects, one of whom was armed with a gun, running towards the man, who then began backing up with his hands in the air.
An incident report states that the suspects then ran towards Sequoia and Evergreen streets, then ran in different directions. Officer Tugya spotted Simmons running toward the rear of a Balsam Street home.
Officers Tugya and Hawks eventually found Simmons crouched next to the house.
Both Warthaw and Simmons are being held in the Al Cannon Detention Center.