Three CCU students arrested on strong-arm robbery charges

Three CCU students arrested on strong-arm robbery charges

CONWAY, SC (WMBF) – Three Coastal Carolina University students were arrested Tuesday and charged in connection with an alleged strong-arm robbery that took place early Saturday morning.

According to information from the J. Reuben Long Detention Center, Shanton Ferguson, 18, of Conway; La'Darrius Holloway, 17, of Andrews; and Brandon Sutton, 18, of Conway, all remained incarcerated Wednesday afternoon.

Doug Bell, with CCU's office of university communication, confirmed the three suspects were enrolled at the school for the fall semester.

Martha Hunn, CCU spokesperson, said they were restricted from campus after the school received notification of their arrest.

"This measure is taken during the university administrative process to protect all parties and the integrity of the investigation," Hunn said.

An incident report from the CCU Department of Public Safety stated the reported victim could not find the people he had rode to a party in the College Park neighborhood with, which led to him approaching the suspects and asking for a ride.

The driver said it would cost the victim $5, so he asked them to take him to an area gas station so he could break a $20 bill, according to the report.

After paying the driver and getting a ride in the back of a truck, the victim was surrounded by the suspects once arriving back at his destination, the report stated. A fight ensued and the man reportedly lost his remaining $15 and other items.

Many of the items, including some of the cash, were retrieved by authorities, according to the report.

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