Duo accused of strangling, robbing woman surrender to police

Desmond Lamont Miller and William Maurice White
Desmond Lamont Miller and William Maurice White

GOOSE CREEK, SC (WCSC) - Police say a teenager and a man wanted for strangling and robbing a woman surrendered to authorities Wednesday afternoon.

The Goose Creek Police Department arrested William Maurice White and 16-year-old Desmond Lamont Miller who were both wanted for armed robbery and assault.

Officers responded to the are of Vixen Boulevard on March 31 in reference to a disturbance in the area. When an officer was driving in the area, the victim flagged him down and said she had just been robbed and attacked by two people who were acquaintances of hers.

The 20-year-old victim said she and her friend came to the Foxborough neighborhood on Vixen Boulevard to visit a friend. The woman said that as both women were walking down the street, a white vehicle pulled in front of a home with both suspects in it.

A police report states that at one point, as the suspects were speaking to both women, both suspects left the vehicle and began assaulting the 20-year-old victim.

The victim said Miller punched her in the face knocking her to the ground.

According to investigators, as the victim held tightly to her purse, White pulled out a small silver handgun and said," Give it up or I will shoot you!"

The victim then began yelling for help, at which time police say Miller started strangling her. The victim said after losing her grip on the purse, the suspects took it and fled the area.

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