Two teens are in custody for home invasion that occurred early Monday morning in Whitmire.
The Whitmire Police Department have charged Stephen Colt Ammons, 17, and Johnathan Ray Browning 19, both of Whitmire, with first degree burglary degree, kidnapping, and armed robbery.
The arrests came as a result of an investigation into a home invasion on Monday in the Highway 66 area.
The two teens painted their faces black and kicked in the door to the home around 2 a.m.
Once inside they put a cloth-type bag with drawstrings over the middle-aged victim’s head, according to Whitmire Police Chief Jeremaih Sinclair.
The victim was held at knife point while the other suspect went through the residence looking for anything valuable. Sinclair said the victim suffered lacerations to his hands from the knife.
After looking for valuables in the home they only got away with beer.
Ammons, who was a student at Whitmire High, was arrested later Monday afternoon and Browning was arrested on Tuesday.
The suspects are being held at the Newberry County Detention Center awaiting bond hearings.
Due to the first-degree burglary charge carrying a life sentence, bond will have to be set by a circuit court judge.