2nd suspect caught in home invasion foiled by CofC students, officers

Grant and Grampus (Source: CCDC)
Grant and Grampus (Source: CCDC)

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Police say they have arrested a second suspect from a home invasion which was foiled by College of Charleston students and public safety officers in late March.

Charleston police spokesman Charles Francis said 22-year-old Robert Grant was arrested Wednesday and booked at the Charleston County Detention Center on three counts of armed robbery, first degree burglary, and one count of possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.

Police say Grant and 19-year-old Marquis Grampus, who is also facing the same charges, robbed three CofC students at their Coming Street home on Mar. 23 around 12:30 p.m.  Grampus was arrested shortly after the incident.

According to an incident report, officers responded to the intersection of Bull and Coming streets and found College of Charleston Public Safety officers detaining Grampus.

Safety officers told police it all started when they saw Grampus running on Coming Street with several men chasing him.

After the men, who were CofC students, told safety officers they were just robbed, the officers along with a witness tackled the suspect, detained him and retrieved a gun that the suspect had dropped, police say.

The three students told investigators that two men robbed them at gunpoint at their house through an unlocked door. According to the victims, the suspects held the victims at gunpoint as they started to put items inside a backpack.

At some point, a struggle started and the suspects took off. A police report states that two witnesses, who were also in the house, both had minor injuries from the altercation.

Grant is expected to appear in bond court on Thursday.  Grampus remains behind bars after being granted a $450,000 bond weeks ago.

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