Deputies seeking suspected triggerman in Li'l Cricket robbery

James Rickie Cobb Jr.

The Charleston County Sheriff's Office is asking the public for help in locating a second suspect in an armed robbery Tuesday night at a Ladson convenience store.

James Rickie Cobb Jr., 22, of 9919 Highway 78, Lot 30, Ladson, is suspected of being the triggerman in the robbery at Li'l Cricket on U.S. Highway 78 in Ladson, sheriff's Maj. John Clark said.

The store was robbed by two men about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday. One of the men was armed.

Shots were fired at a car outside the store and that car had three people inside, the driver and two passengers.

The robbers jumped into a car and drove off, but the driver of the car that had been fired upon followed the getaway car. Talking with the dispatcher on a cell phone, he led deputies to the getaway car's location and the driver was arrested. The other suspect had bailed out.

Brandon Lennard Jenkins, 22, of Nesbitt Lane in Huger, was charged with armed robbery. He was being held in the Cannon Detention Center.

According to the arrest warrants for Cobb, Jenkins told deputies the other man involved in the robbery was known to him only as "Ricky" and gave them an address. Deputies learned that Cobb lived at the address. They showed Jenkins a photo lineup and he picked Cobb out of that lineup, the warrants say.

Cobb is wanted for three counts of attempted murder, one count of armed robbery and one count of possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Cobb was convicted of second-degree burglary in May and sentenced to 12 years in prison, suspended upon service of three years probation.

He is a black man, 5 feet 10 inches tall, 170 pounds. Anyone with information about his whereabouts should call the Charleston County Sheriff's Office at 202-1700 or Crime Stoppers at 554-1111.