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One suspect charged, another sought in T-Mobile assaults, armed robbery

ORANGEBURG COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Investigators in Orangeburg County say they have charged a Columbia man in connection to an armed robbery at a T-Mobile store where three people were assaulted.

The Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office has charged 54-year-old Archie More Hardin with three counts of kidnapping, armed robbery, assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

The armed robbery happened at the T-Mobile store on 1638 St. Matthews Rd on Friday.

An incident report states that three people in the store were assaulted and duct taped during the incident.

“Warrants have been obtained for Archie More Hardin, 54, following the armed robbery of a T-Mobile Store and the assault of three victims," Sheriff Leroy Ravenell said."We have solid leads on the second suspect that was with Hardin at the time of the robbery, but we have not positively identified him. This investigation is ongoing and we are working with multiple agencies to identify and locate the second suspect.”

Orangeburg Magistrate Donald West denied bond for the Hardin on all six warrants during a bond hearing on Sunday.

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