ORANGEBURG COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Investigators have arrested a third suspect accused of beating a Good Samaritan with a golf club then robbing him at his Lowcountry home.
The Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office arrested 35-year-old Kenneth Gregg and charged him with two counts of first-degree burglary, armed robbery with a deadly weapon, grand larceny, kidnapping, criminal conspiracy and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.
Gregg was arrested in connection to the assault of an Orangeburg County man in April. Two suspects have already been arrested in the incident.
“These individuals went into this victim’s home where they beat him with a golf club before stealing his property,” Sheriff Leroy Ravenell said. “This victim was under the impression he was helping someone. But for his act of kindness, he was being set up for robbery and assault.”
On April 18, OCSO investigators responded to a Lin Drive home where a man said he was robbed of cash and weapons.
The man said 25-year-old Kayla Beason approached him about getting a ride to Orangeburg.
"He took her, but then she made an excuse to go back to his own residence where two assailants grabbed him, one of the two then striking him with a golf club," OCSO officials said.
A report states the thieves made off with cash and several firearms, and they made a second trip inside the home later.
“While the man suffered injuries about his body, he declined medical treatment,” OCSO officials said.
More arrests are expected.
Beason and 19-year-old Quachelle Ihenetu, both of Orangeburg, were previously charged in the case with armed robbery with a deadly weapon, grand larceny and criminal conspiracy.
The sheriff’s office said Ihenetu was further charged with kidnapping and accessory before the fact of a felony.
Bond was set on Beason at $17,500 on April 26. Ihenetu’s bond was set at $22,000 last week.
During a hearing on Wednesday, Gregg’s bond was deferred to a circuit court judge.