Two people are behind bars in connection with a string of recent armed robberies in the Charleston area.
Police say Feraud Lemon and Antonio Simmons were arrested Friday and charged with armed robbery. Lemon is being held on a $200,000 bond, while Simmons is being held on a $200,000 bond, split between two charges of possession of a weapon during a violent crime. Bond was denied for Simmons on two charges of armed robbery.
The Charleston County Sheriff's Office and the Charleston Police Department announced the arrests at a joint press conference Friday. The arrests are tied to as many as a dozen armed robberies.
Charleston Sheriff Al Cannon says more arrests could be made as the investigation continues. Cannon told reporters that one of the people arrested was out on bond from a prior arrest at the time of the robberies.
Chief Greg Mullen credited the hard work of police officers and deputies for cracking the case and leading to the arrests.