Sylister Dantrelle Jeter, 18, of 106 Richard St., was charged Friday by the Union County Sheriff’s Office with armed robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime. Jeter is being held in the Union County Jail on $30,000 surety bond.
Lt. Terry Humphries said at least one other arrest is anticipated in the case.
Jeter was already in jail when the warrants were served on him. In a Union Public Safety Department case he is charged with first-degree burglary and stealing dogs.
The 35-year-old victim told Sgt. Dean Gibson and Deputy James Kershaw that he had walked to the Kangaroo Express on Lockhart Highway around 1:20 a.m. on Dec. 31 to use the ATM machine. He saw three men in the store who seemed to be watching him and making gestures.
Because of this, he decided to use the ATM across the street at Arthur State Bank. He began walking home and noticed the three men were following him. As he was walking up Osborne Street, the men ran up to him pointing guns at him and demanding his wallet. One had a handgun and the other a sawed-off shotgun.
The victim said the men made him take off his boots and pants. As the men were robbing him, a truck came down the road. The victim said the men told him if he tried to stop the truck they would kill him. The men then took his clothing and wallet and fled toward Lockhart Highway. The victim ran home and called 911.
The wallet contained $80 in cash, an ATM card and a State I.D.
The man’s jeans, socks and gray shorts are worth $50
Gibson and Kershaw found the victim’s boots at the intersection of Lockhart Highway and Osborne Street.
Humphries said a break came in the case when a person gave them some information overheard in a conversation about Jeter and another person robbing someone in Monarch.
“This person had known Jeter to have a weapon consistent with the one used in the robbery and also a mask,” he said. “I went to the jail and interviewed Jeter and he admitted to being in the area the night of the robbery.”
Public safety officers discovered an attempted break-in at Union Gun and Pawn on 725 South Duncan By-Pass early Tuesday morning.
A report said Sgt. Jermaine Smith was checking property around 1 a.m. when he was approached by a man who said he had heard a loud noise near his home like someone banging tin at the pawn shop.
Smith found a large hole had been cut in the fence near the back entrance of the shop.
Smith and Officer Dean Allen entered the fence and found someone had cut a lock off a storage building and used a blunt object to beat the door frame. A garage door also had been tampered with.
At the time of the report, it was unknown if anything had been stolen.