Police: Man in custody after attempted robbery, running into home

Published: Aug. 10, 2022 at 8:33 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 10, 2022 at 10:41 PM EDT
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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - The Charleston Police Department says a man is in custody after he attempted to rob two people at a car wash Wednesday morning.

Deangelo Dontrel Brown, 28, is charged with first-degree burglary, first-degree assault and battery and possession of a firearm during a violent crime.

Charleston Police spokesperson Elisabeth Wolfsen says a man attempted to rob two people at the “Time to Shine Car Wash” Wednesday morning, but both victims were able to get away.

The man was reportedly armed with a gun and hit one of the victims with the gun, Wolfsen said. Police say they are unsure of the victim’s injuries.

The man then ran into a home on N. Dallerton Circle, Wolfsen said.

Wolfsen says a family was inside of the home when the man entered, but they were able to get out.

The Charleston County Sheriff’s Office also responded to the home because it was in the sheriff’s office’s jurisdiction.

Sheriff’s office spokesman Andrew Knapp says that based on information gathered in the investigation, the man entered the home after confronting one of the children from the home with a gun.

Knapp says the family initially ran, but the parents then confronted the man and a struggle ensued with the father forcing the man to drop the gun. The mother was then able to grab the gun and the four children inside the home and run outside.

The father was able to force the man into a room and was also able to get outside, Knapp said.

Knapp says the father was treated for minor injuries at the scene and the suspect was transported to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Brown was taken to the Al Cannon Detention Center. His bond hearing is expected to take place Thursday.

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