2 more arrested in McDonald's case

Deron Moultrie (left) and George Herman McClain III

MOUNT PLEASANT -- Police have arrested two more men in connection with the Saturday robbery at a McDonald's restaurant in which a manager was shot.

Deron Moultrie, 22, of Jacks Road, McClellanville, surrendered to investigators on Wednesday and was charged with armed robbery and attempted murder, police said.

George Herman McClain III, 24, of Lucian Street, Awendaw, was taken into custody Thursday and charged with accessory before the fact of armed robbery for his alleged participation in planning the holdup.

McClain is an employee of the targeted McDonald's at 3060 Ironclad Alley, police said.

Two men, one armed with a pistol, entered the McDonald's about 6:45 a.m., demanded money and shot the manager twice, while a third stayed outside in a later model, two-tone Crown Victoria, according to police.

The manager's injuries were not considered life-threatening.

Investigators previously had arrested Timothy D. Taylor, 20, of Old Collins Creek Road, McClellanville, and Joseph B. Whiteside Jr., 27, of U.S. Highway 17 North, Awendaw. Both men face armed robbery charges. Whiteside also faces an attempted murder charge, police said.

No more arrests are expected in the case, Capt. Stan Gragg said.