GEORGETOWN COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Authorities say three teens were arrested early Thursday morning after pistol-whipping a man during a Georgetown County home invasion, stealing his car, and wrecking it in Marion County.
Marcus Deonta Lambert, 19, Quantae Priest, 17, and Daquarius Holmes, 17, were arrested and charged with kidnapping, burglary first degree, possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime, grand larceny, and assault and battery first degree.
Georgetown County deputies say the three suspects knocked on the victim's door in Maryville around 12 a.m. asking to use his cell phone. When the victim refused, the suspects broke into the home, pistol-whipped him, and ravaged the house.
Deputies say the suspects then forced the victim into his own car and drove to several ATMs.
The victim was able to escape from the suspects after they stopped at a gas station on South Island Road.
According to a report, Williamsburg County Sheriff's Deputies spotted the suspects on Hwy. 378, and Highway Patrol later found the trio after they wrecked the victim's car on Hwy. 501 around 2:30 a.m.
The suspects were transported to Marion County Detention Center where they will then be transferred to Georgetown County Detention Center.