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Major John Allard, PIO Office, 785-2415, 24-Hour Press Box: 799-2001, Ext. 1100

Two Men Arrested in Convenience Store Robbery


Lexington County Sheriff’s Department detectives on Friday, July 25 arrested a 22-year-old West Columbia man and 17-year-old West Columbia man on charges that the two men robbed a convenience store on Charleston Highway near West Columbia on Friday morning, stealing money and cigarettes from the store. The two men pointed a handgun at a store clerk during the robbery.

Lexington County Sheriff A. Lewis McCarty said detectives arrested Patrick Laron Benn, 22, of 3527 Charleston Highway, West Columbia, and Brad Deshawn Harris, 17, of 3527 Charleston Highway, West Columbia, on arrest warrants on charges of armed robbery and criminal conspiracy. Benn and Harris each were being held on Friday at the Lexington County Detention Center while awaiting bond hearings.

Arrest warrants allege that at about 3:19 a.m. on Friday Benn and Harris conspired to rob a Kangaroo Express convenience store at 3504 Charleston Highway near West Columbia, McCarty said. Benn and Harris entered the store with bandannas covering their faces, pointed a handgun at the clerk at the store and demanded money and cigarettes. Benn and Harris stole $53 in cash and 10 packs of Newport cigarettes and ran away from the store. Deputies arrested Benn and Harris at their respective homes. Harris regularly bought items at the store.



 


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06/26/2015 - Lexington County deputies arrest two on burglary charges  
06/19/2015 - Three Persons Charged with Throwing Large Pieces of Concrete Off Bridge Over Highway  
06/17/2015 - Woman Arrested for Converting PTO Funds for Her Personal Use  
06/10/2015 - Two Men Arrested in Fatal Shooting  
06/10/2015 - Blood Drive  
06/08/2015 - Recycle for Sight and Sound  
06/03/2015 - Officers Donate More than $5,000 to Special Olympics  
05/28/2015 - New Patrol Vehicle Design  
05/27/2015 - Support Our Troops  
05/18/2015 - Deputies Arrest Woman for Robbing Pharmacy  
05/13/2015 - Man Arrested for Attempted Murder  
05/13/2015 - Homicide Victim Identified  
05/06/2015 - Boat Operations Training  
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