Deputies arrest two men in Johns Island home invasion, still seek third man

Charleston County deputies arrested two of three men who they say invaded a Johns Island home and held a woman and her grandson at gunpoint in a robbery early Saturday.

A 49-year-old woman and her 6-year-old grandson were at their home on Mary Ann Point Road when three men armed with two pistols forced their way inside about 1:35 a.m., sheriff’s Maj. Jim Brady said.

The men pointed a gun at the woman’s head, demanded money and debit cards, and rummaged through the home for about 20 minutes, an incident report states.

As the men started to leave the home, the woman’s 29-year-old daughter and 18-year-old son arrived, the report states.

The family told deputies that the men fired shots at the ceiling and ordered them to the floor.

Deputies say the men ran from the home toward a nearby wooded area.

A Charleston police officer who was on patrol in the area stopped a suspicious car with two men who matched a description of the robbers, deputies said. The family identified the men as being two of the robbers, authorities said.

Lataj Montese Maxwell, 28, of Brigger Hill Road on Wadmalaw Island and Jarrell Montsho Bailey, 18, of Bohicket Road on Johns Island were arrested and charged with first-degree burglary, kidnapping, armed robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.

Deputies are still searching for the third man. Anyone with information should call the Sheriff’s Office at 202-1700 or Crime Stoppers at 554-1111.

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