Charleston police have charged a second suspect for two armed robberies that occurred within minutes of each other on March 23, in a shopping complex at 1739 Maybank Highway.
Antonio Orlando Simmons, 31, of Bohicket Road, is charged with two counts of armed robbery and two counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime. Simmons was being held in the Al Cannon Detention Center.
The first armed robbery occurred about 10 p.m. at the CVS Pharmacy at 1739 Maybank Highway. Two men, one of them armed with a handgun, entered the pharmacy and demanded the clerk give them the cash from the cash register.
The men then left the pharmacy and went to the nearby Barbaritos Southwestern Grille and also demanded the cash from the cash register.
The initial suspect arrested for those armed robberies was Feraud DaShaun Lemon, 24, of Jules Drive, who is charged with two counts of armed robbery. Lemon was being held in the Al Cannon Detention Center.
The investigation is ongoing.