CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Investigators say they have arrested a second man suspected in an armed robbery and assault in downtown Charleston.
The Charleston Police Department charged 19-year-old Michael Hawes of North Charleston with armed robbery, first-degree assault and battery, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.
The incident happened on Conroy Street around 8 p.m. on Oct. 10 when the victim was approached by two men, one of whom was armed with a gun. The suspects ordered the victim to empty his pockets, and when he refused, one of the suspects struck him in the head with a gun.
According to a police report, the suspects ordered the victim to empty his pockets again. Police say when the victim refused, he was struck in the head again with the gun which fired upon impact.
The suspects then reached into his pockets and took his money. Police say the victim's injuries were minor and did not require medical assistance.
Police also arrested 18-year-old Anterio Bolton of North Charleston on Oct. 11 and charged him with armed robbery, first-degree assault and battery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.