Man arrested, second sought in foiled robbery attempt
Charleston police arrested one man and are searching for a second in a foiled robbery attempt.
Police arrested Terry Jamar Simmons, Jr., 21, of East Surrey Drive in connection with the incident, police spokesman Charles Francis said. He was charged with attempted armed robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime, he said.
While patrolling the Ardmore Neighborhood on Monday, police saw two men run toward a third man in the middle of Sequoia Street shortly after 10 p.m., Francis said
That man raised his hands in the air and backed away from the men, who were armed with a pistol, Francis said.
The two men fled the scene when officers activated their unit’s blue light, Francis said.
Officers found Simmons crouched next to a house on Balsam Street. He was held at the Charleston County jail, Francis said.
Police identified the second suspect as Bobby Eugene Warthaw, 25, of Dowling Road in North Charleston, Francis said.
Warthaw is wanted on charges of armed robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime, Francis said.
Anyone with information can call Charleston Police at 577-7434 or Crime Stoppers at 554-1111.
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