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Report: Armed robbery suspect attacks officer, attempts escape

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Surveillance pictures of the suspects. Surveillance pictures of the suspects.

Investigators say a 23-year-old man accused of an armed robbery attacked a detective and attempted an escape at the Charleston Police Department.

Authorities charged Zachary Lamar Mikell with three counts of assault on a police officer, two counts of throwing of bodily fluids, threatening the life of a public official and armed robbery.  Police also charged 24-year-old Calvin Snipe with armed robbery and possession of a knife during a violent crime.

An affidavit states Mikell was at the Charleston Police Department on 180 Lockwood Blvd. Sunday afternoon where he admitted to a detective his involvement in an armed robbery on Friday.

According to police, when the detective told him he was under arrest, Mikell said,"I'm tired of (expletive) with y'all," rushed the detective and pushed her to the ground. Authorities say Mikell then attempted to run out of the station and ran into a lieutenant who tried to restrain him.

Police say authorities eventually were able to restrain Mikell.

An affidavit states as authorities escorted Mikell to a holding cell, Mikell kicked a detective and a lieutenant numerous times and told the lieutenant several times,"I'm going to (expletive) you up."

At one point, authorities say Mikell spit in the lieutenant's face, and when the lieutenant turned his back to wipe the spit away, Mikell spit on the lieutenant's back.

Mikell's arrest stems from an incident that involved Calvin Snipe where police say both robbed a man at gunpoint. On Friday at 12:41 a.m., authorities say Snipe and Mikell approached a victim from behind on Queen Street.

An affidavit states Snipe took out a gun, pointed at the victim's head and demanded everything he had. The victim then handed over his wallet. Investigators say Snipe also told Mikell to take the victim's cellphone.

According to police, the suspects then used the victim's credit card at four different businesses in North Charleston.

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