Tuesday, July 29, 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. After the three suspects gained entry, video shows the subject pick up the object he threw, as well as 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 according to police reports. Witness statements claimed possibly three individuals were involved and all fled on foot.
On July 21, two of the three suspects were arrested in connection with the crimes. Jamoal McFadden, 21, of Kingstree, was charged with strong-arm robbery and burglary in the third degree. Raymond Daniels, III, 19, of Kingstree, is charged with burglary in the third degree. McFadden and Daniels were booked into the Williamsburg County Detention Center. A photo of Raymond Daniels, III, was unavailable.
A third suspect, Raymond Taures Daniels Jr., 20, of Kingstree, was arrested on July 22, and charged with strong-arm robbery and burglary in the third-degree.
Burglary in the third degree is a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than five years for conviction on a first offense and for not more than 10 years for conviction of a second offense according to the discretion of the court. All individuals are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
The Kingstree Police Department encourages local businesses to request police escort when making nightly deposits or when they deem appropriate. 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 to make the arrests.
Anyone who may have information regarding any crime within the city can call the Kingstree Police Department at (843) 355-5435 or 354-0606 (evenings). Callers can remain anonymous.