Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Three suspects have been arrested in connection to a pair of crimes that occurred in June. According to Kingstree Police Incident Reports at approximately 7:40 a.m. on June 13, while on routine patrol, officers noticed a broken glass door at the Family Dollar Store on Hampton Avenue. According to incident reports, video surveillance captured three black male subjects approach the store from Mill Street and look inside. One subject, who was wearing all black with a black and blue scarf around his face and head, is seen throwing an object through the glass door. Once the three suspects gained entry, video shows the same subject pick up the object he threw, as well as three sodas, honey buns and a lighter. All three subjects were in the store approximately 20 seconds. The following night, around midnight, two employees of a local business were parked in a vehicle at a bank drop box about to make a nightly deposit when the driver of the vehicle was robbed by use of force. Witness statements claimed possibly three individuals were involved and all of which fled on foot. On July 21, two of three suspects were arrested in connection to the crimes. Jamoal McFadden, 21, of Kingstree, was charged with strong-arm robbery, burglary third degree. Raymond Daniels, III, 19, of Kingstree, is charged with 3rd degree burglary. Third degree burglary is a felony, if convicted the suspects could face up to five years in prison. McFadden and Daniels were booked into the Williamsburg County Detention Center. A third suspect, Raymond Taures Daniels, Jr., 20, of Kingstree, was arrested and charged with strong-arm robbery, burglary third degree. The Kingstree Police Department encourages local businesses to request police escort when making nightly deposits. Law enforcement officials consider the gesture a means to limit the potential for someone to carry out such crimes. Confidential informants and evidence recovered from the crime scenes provided police vital information used in the arrests. If anyone has information regarding these crimes or any other crime the Kingstree Police Department asks that you call (843) 355-5435 or 354-0606 (evening). Callers can remain anonymous.