DARLINGTON COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – Two Hartsville men have been charged with armed robbery and attempted murder in connection to a shooting that occurred on Griggs Circle in Hartsville, according to Sheriff Wayne Byrd, Darlington County Sheriff's Office.
Robert Thomas, age 19, of Fifth Street, is charged with armed robbery armed with deadly weapon, two counts of attempted murder, criminal conspiracy, two counts of pointing and presenting firearms at a person, possession of weapon during a violent crime and receiving stolen goods $2,000 or less. Thomas was arrested on Friday, August 28, 2015 and admitted to the Darlington County Detention Center.
Quavius Tyshawn Rogers, age 22, of Sumter Avenue, is charged with armed robbery armed with deadly weapon, two counts of attempted murder charges, criminal conspiracy, two counts of pointing and presenting firearms at a person and possession of weapon during a violent crime. Rogers was arrested on Thursday, August 27, 2015 and taken to the DCDC.
According to a DCSO police report, Thomas allegedly shot a 19-year-old male in the arm after demanding money from him.
In the report, the victim stated the two men approached him with guns and that Thomas demanded money from him several times. The victim said Thomas struck him in the head once and pushed the barrel of the gun in his face.
The victim pushed Thomas off the back porch and they began to fight. According to the victim, Thomas backed up, pulled the trigger several times and the gun went off. This was when he was hit in the arm and Thomas and Rogers left the scene, according to the DCSO report.
Bond has been denied to Thomas; he remains in the DCDC.
Rogers was released on $130,000 bond Friday afternoon.