Six arrested in connection with strong armed robbery

John McKnight, 24

Darlington County Investigators arrested six men in connection with a strong armed robbery that took place early Thursday morning on the corner of Petit & Weaver Streets.

Deputies charged Ryan Rushing, 23, with strong armed robbery.

Ashley Rowe, 22, Stephanie Jeffords, 23, Eddie Sawyer, 17, Kenneth White, 21, and John McKnight, 24, were all charged with accessory after the fact of a felony.

The victim says he was getting a ride home from the suspects when they robbed and assaulted him and pushed him out of the car.

The victim sustained non-life threatening injuries.

All six suspects are in the Darlington County Detention Center awaiting a bond hearing.