A Charleston man who is accused of kicking down a door and robbing a North Charleston couple at gunpoint in March was out of jail after being previously charged with armed robbery and attempted murder.

North Charleston police were called to a house on West Surrey Drive about 11:35 a.m. March 18, according to the incident report. A man and woman told police Emory Lawshawn Lewis, also known as Lil E, had kicked in their back door, demanded money at gunpoint and left with $380 cash and their 2013 VW Passat rental car. The car was later found unlocked with the keys on the ground in front of a vacant house on Gary Drive.

Charleston police took Lewis, 18, of Romney Street into custody Tuesday and turned him over to North Charleston police. He was charged with armed robbery, possession of firearm during the commission of a violent crime, grand larceny and first-degree burglary and booked into the Charleston County jail.

Lewis was also facing charges of attempted murder, armed robbery and possession of a weapon during commission of a violent crime after being arrested in September 2012 and released from jail, according to court records.

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