Investigators arrest fugitive suspected in North Charleston home invasion

Investigators arrest fugitive suspected in North Charleston home invasion

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Investigators say a fugitive wanted for an armed home invasion in North Charleston has been arrested.

The Charleston Police Department arrested 18-year-old Emory Lashaw Lewis on Tuesday in downtown Charleston. North Charleston police charged Lewis with first-degree burglary, grand larceny, possession of a weapon during a violent crime and armed robbery.

Lewis' arrest stems from an incident on March 18, 2014 when a North Charleston police officer responded to a home on W. Surrey Drive in reference to a home invasion. The victims, two men, said they were in their living room when they heard several loud bangs coming from the rear of their home.

When one of the victims went to see what was going on, he saw a man had kicked open the back door. The victim said he recognized the suspect who was pointing a gun at him, and asked him what he was doing.

According to the victim, Lewis said he was hungry and asked where the money was. The victims said they tried to reason to Lewis, but police say Lewis continued to demand money.

A police report states one of the victims then took Lewis to his bedroom where he gave cash to the suspect. Police say Lewis then took the keys to one of the victim's cars and fled in the vehicle.

The victim later received a call from a friend who said his car had been parked on Gary Drive. Officers found the vehicle unlocked with the keys on the ground.

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