U.S. Marshals arrest 2nd suspect for violent home invasion in W. Ashley

Published: Jan. 29, 2015 at 7:59 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 29, 2015 at 11:00 PM EST
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Simpson (Source: Charleston County Sheriff's Office)
Simpson (Source: Charleston County Sheriff's Office)

SUMMERVILLE, SC (WCSC) - The U.S. Marshals Office have arrested a 26-year-old man suspected in a violent home invasion in West Ashley.

Authorities took Jasmane Simpson into custody at a home on Corsair Street in Summerville. Simpson is expected to have a bond hearing Friday morning.

Simpson is the second person arrested for the December incident; 20-year-old Bryan Leigh Bivens of Ladson was also arrested in connection to the crime.

Deputies say three suspects broke into a home in the 2400 block of Ashley River Road around 4 a.m. on Dec. 12.

The three suspects reportedly broke into the home, grabbed three victims who were sleeping, and brought them one at a time into the living room where they taped up their hands and feet.

One of the victims, who is 81-years-old, told Live 5 News he was punched in his mouth and nose while being dragged from his bed and taken into the living room.

Each of the suspects then held the victims at gunpoint.

According to an incident report, the victims told police the suspects took all the batteries out of their phones so they could not call for help, and threatened to burn the home down with the victims trapped inside.

The suspects reportedly stole money, several guns, and a vehicle from the residence.

After the suspects fled the scene, one of the victims was able to get of of the tape and go to a gas station to call for help.

Police say one of the victims was able to identify Bivens. An affidavit states the victim knew Bivens for more than 10 years, and recognized his voice and physical description. The same victim also recognized a second suspect as a man named Jasmine, who goes by Jazz.

The victims were treated on scene by EMS for minor scrapes and bruises.

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