Trio sentenced in Mount Pleasant armed robbery

Graddick, Coakley and Smalls.
Graddick, Coakley and Smalls.

MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) - Three men accused in an armed robbery at a Mount Pleasant cell phone store in 2010 were sentenced on Friday.

The Mount Pleasant Police Department says 26-year-old Jarret Eric Graddick was sentenced to 20 years in prison. Also sentenced were 22-year-old Keenan Jamal Coakley who received 16 years, and 27-year-old Kevin Lamar Smalls who was given 15 years in prison suspended with five years probation.

The incident happened at the Cricket Cellular Phone store on 3014 South Morgans Pointe on Sept. 15, 2010.  Employees at the store reported two men entered the business through the back door armed with guns. The gunmen then took an undisclosed amount of cash from the register and then fled the building.

One of the employees had left the store as the gunmen were on the way in and called police.

Another witness saw the men flee and gave the police a tag number.  Nine minutes after the robbery, police pulled the car over, and arrested the suspects.

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