Horry County police are investigating a possible connection among a string of armed robberies in the Little River area that were reported Friday morning.
Brunswick County, N.C., authorities captured a suspect about an hour after a pawn shop in Little River was robbed, according to police.
Zatario Jarod Stewart, 24, of Charlotte, N.C. is charged with the possession of firearm by felon, possession of a stolen motor vehicle, fleeing or eluding arrest and assault with a deadly weapon for assaulting a government official. Stewart’s bond is set at $1 million.
Cquila Isadora Singleton, 20, of Charlotte N.C. is charged with possession of a firearm by felon, simple possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana paraphernalia. Singleton’s bond is set at $100,000.
Horry County police responded to a call of an armed robbery at a pawn shop in Little River about 11 a.m., according to a tweet from HCPD.
The robbery was reported at State Line Pawn Shop, police said. HCPD posted another tweet stating the suspects were captured about an hour later.
Police later said that they were investigating a robbery that took place at a Little River-area BB&T, and while the bank itself was not robbed, a person at the bank may have been, according to Krystal Dotson, spokeswoman with Horry County police. Authorities also are investigating a robbery at a Little River-area Mexican store.
Emily Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman, confirmed BCSO deputies were involved in a chase with South Carolina robbery suspects. She said the chase began about 11:30 a.m. Friday and ended around 11:50 a.m. in a field in the Windy Point community of Supply, N.C.
Flax said they will face charges in North Carolina and will be extradited back to South Carolina. BCSO have two suspects in custody who are still being processed, Flax said.