Three home invasion suspects in custody
Thu, 18 Jul 2013 19:36:50 GMT —
Deputies caught three men who they say forced a man out of his home, into a car and tried to get him to take money out of ATMs.
Deputies responded to the Kangaroo Gas Station on South Island Road in the Maryville section of Georgetown County about 1 a.m. Thursday to the report of a victim of a home invasion.
The victim said that around midnight, three men knocked on his side screen door off Whites Creek Road in the McDonald Community and asked if they could use his cell phone.
When the victim refused, the suspects forced their way into the home and hit the victim over the head with what appeared to be a handgun, according to deputies.
The three suspects ransacked the house and then forced the victim into his personal vehicle and made him drive to several ATMs.
The suspects drove to the Kangaroo gas station where a fight ensued and the victim was able to escape. The suspects then went south on South Island Road.
Deputies reviewed the surveillance video at the Kangaroo Gas Station and relayed the victim's vehicle information and the suspects' description to Hemingway Police, Horry County and the South Carolina Highway Patrol.
While deputies reviewed the video from the fight at the Kangaroo Gas Station, sheriff's investigators proceeded to the victim's home to process the scene.
Williamsburg County deputies found the suspects and pursued them on Highway 378 to the Horry County line, at which time Marion County and Horry County were notified of the pursuit.
Around 2:30 a.m., South Carolina Highway Patrol followed the vehicle on Highway 501 in Marion County. Troopers say the three suspects wrecked the victim's vehicle and they took the three into custody.
Marcus Deonta Lambert, 19, of Georgetown, Quantae Priest, 17, of Georgetown and Daquarius Holmes, 17, of Myrtle Beach, were taken to the Marion County Detention Center where they are awaiting transport to Georgetown County to face charges of Kidnapping, Burglary First Degree, Possession of a Weapon during the Commission of a Violent Crime, Grand Larceny, and Assault and Battery First Degree.