2 teens charged in 3 teens' kidnapping in Sumter

Suspects, 18 and 17, accused of attempted murder, armed robbery

BY KAYLA ROBINS
kayla@theitem.com
Posted 7/28/18

Two teenagers have been arrested in connection with the kidnapping of three teens early Wednesday morning.

Tyrese Rose-Frierson, 18, has been charged with three counts each of attempted murder, kidnapping and armed robbery and one count each of …

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2 teens charged in 3 teens' kidnapping in Sumter

Suspects, 18 and 17, accused of attempted murder, armed robbery

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UPDATE: Bond was denied for both suspects Sunday morning.

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Two teenagers have been arrested in connection with the kidnapping of three teens early Wednesday morning.

Tyrese Rose-Frierson, 18, has been charged with three counts each of attempted murder, kidnapping and armed robbery and one count each of carjacking and possession of a weapon during a violent crime, according to a news release from Ken Bell, public information officer for the Sumter County Sheriff's Office. Deputies were able to speak with De'Quan Markel Fullard, 17, who agreed to turn himself in Saturday morning. He faces the same charges.

Both suspects live on Narrow Paved Road in Lynchburg, which is where a vehicle was recovered later Wednesday after the victims ran from it.

According to a report, authorities received a call just after 4 a.m. Wednesday about an armed robbery and that the victims had made it to a residence.

The three teenage victims - Capt. Robert Burnish said Wednesday two are 16 and one is 15 - said a female acquaintance had invited them to a house on Narrow Paved Road but that when they arrived, two men jumped from behind bushes "brandishing handguns and forced the trio to remove their clothes," Bell said.

The suspects reportedly tried to force the victims into the trunk of their vehicle but forced one into the back seat when only two boys could fit into the trunk. The suspects reportedly drove to a dirt road and let them out, Bell said.

The victims fled into the woods, and the suspects reportedly fired four shots into the air before fleeing in the vehicle, which belongs to one of the victims' mother and was valued at $21,500.

Investigators recovered bullet casings where the victims said they had been let out of the vehicle. The victims were not physically harmed.

Bell said.

The three teenage victims said that a female acquaintance had invited them to a Narrow Paved Road residence for a get together.

However, when they arrived, they said two men jumped from behind bushes at the residence brandishing handguns and forced the trio to remove their clothes.

The suspects then reportedly tried to force the three victims into the vehicle's trunk but there was only room for two. The other victim was forced into the rear seat and the suspects drove to a dirt road and let them out. The three victims fled into the woods and the suspects reportedly fired four shots into the air and drove away. The vehicle, valued at $21,500, belonged to one of the victims' mother.

The victims found their way to a nearby home and were able to notify authorities. Investigators recovered bullet casings where the victims said they had been let out of the vehicle.

The vehicle was recovered later Wednesday in the area.

The victims were not injured.

Bell said a bond hearing for both suspects will be at 8 a.m. today.