Second suspect arrested in downtown Charleston robbery of juvenile

Anterio Bolton (left) and Michael Hawes are charged in connection with an armed robbery in downtown Charleston on Oct. 10.

Charleston Police arrested a second suspect in connection to a downtown Charleston armed robbery on Oct. 10, according to investigators.

Michael Hawes, 19, of North Charleston, was charged with armed robbery, first-degree assault and battery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.

Hawes and a co-defendant, Anterio Bolton, 18, of North Charleston, approached a juvenile, who was not identified by police, who was walking on Conroy Street at around 8 p.m. and demanded his money at gunpoint, according to police.

When the juvenile refused, one of the suspects hit him in the head with the gun twice, police said. The second time, the gun fired, according to investigators. It discharged in an unknown direction, according to an incident report.

Officers searched the area but didn’t find any shell casings, bullet holes or other evidence related to the discharge of the gun, the report stated. The suspects reached into the juvenile’s pockets and took his money, $25 in cash, according to the report. His injuries were extremely minor and he did not require medical treatment, according to investigators.

Bolton, a Burke High School student, was charged on Friday, Oct. 11 and charged with armed robbery, first-degree assault and battery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.

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