Three teenagers, the youngest being 14, were arrested in connection with the carjacking of a pizza delivery driver's vehicle from the street in Dalzell where one of the suspects lives.
After one day of investigating, K’Shawn Anderson, 18, of Acton Road in Dalzell, Jason Tyrell Ford, 17, of Valleybrook Road in Sumter, and a 14-year-old male have been charged with armed robbery and carjacking. The 14-year-old’s name and address are withheld because he is a minor.
The three suspects are accused of attacking the delivery driver when she brought an order to a residence in the 5900 block of Acton Road about 4 p.m. on Tuesday, according to Capt. Robert Burnish with the Sumter County Sheriff's Office.
The three suspects allegedly approached the victim as she returned to her 2013 Ford Focus after no one answered the door at the residence.
The victim said one of the men presented a large gun, possibly a rifle, and threatened to kill her if she looked at him, Burnish said.
Another suspect is accused of pulling the victim from the vehicle and taking the keys as she tried to get away. The delivery driver was able to break free from the second suspect and run away from the area.
The three suspects then left the area in the Ford Focus.
Anderson, Ford and the 14-year-old were identified and subsequently arrested after the sheriff’s office received information about a burglary in the same neighborhood, Burnish said.
Burnish said the delivery driver positively identified all three suspects in a photo lineup.
Anderson and Ford are being held in Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center, and the 14-year-old is in the custody of South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice.
Burnish said a $75,000 bond has been set for both Anderson and Ford who will have to wear ankle monitors if they were released.
The suspects could face more charges as the investigation continues, he said.
Burnish said investigators located the Ford Focus in Columbia and that crime scene investigators will examine the vehicle and bring it back to Sumter.
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