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Deputies charge couple, searching for two others following robbery and shooting

Benjamin Carr (Source: OCSO) Benjamin Carr (Source: OCSO)
Shawna Burch (Source: OCSO) Shawna Burch (Source: OCSO)

Investigators have charged two people and are looking for two others in connection with a case where two people were robbed and one shot in Orangeburg County. 

The Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office has charged 25-year-old Shawna Burch and 23-year-old Benjamin Carr with two counts of armed robbery. Carr was also charged with attempted murder and kidnapping.

Burch’s bond was set at $10,000. Carr's bond was denied. 

According to warrants, the incident started when two Orangeburg men went to Corona Apartments, believing they were going to a party.

"When the men arrived around 3:30 a.m. Sunday, Burch, Carr and two others robbed the men of $500 and other personal items, the warrants state," OCSO officials said. 

The sheriff's office states the two men were then taken in their own car by the three gunmen to the town of North where one of the men was ordered to open a business where he worked.

"However, the man managed to elude his kidnappers and make good his escape," OCSO officials said."The second man, however, was shot shortly after."

Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office Victim’s Advocate Ashley Robinson told the court the victim was in stable condition.

Investigators are still searching for two gunmen.

If anyone has any information on the shooting and robbery attempt, please call the OCSO at 803-534-3550, the North Police Department at 803-247-5801, or Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

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