Epps charged with another armed robbery

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NEWBERRY — A man already out on bond for an armed robbery that occurred in Richland County on November 19, 2017, has been arrested for another armed robbery in Newberry County.

Carban Kiaeem Epps, 18, of 1026 Rabon Pond Drive, Columbia was arrested and taken into custody on March 1, in Greenville County, with the assistance from the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office and State Law Enforcement Division.

According to an incident report with the Newberry County Sheriff’s Office, on February 22 the victim was showing Epps and two other persons a firearm that he had in possession. Once the victim handed Epps the firearm, Epps said the gun was now his and threatened to kill the victim and left the scene with the weapon, described as a .45 caliber pistol. The pistol has not been recovered at this time.

Under South Carolina law, because Epps is out on bond for a violent offense and is now being charged with a subsequent violent offense, his bond will be set by a General Sessions Court judge. No time has been scheduled for this hearing at this time.

“We must crack down on people who continually violate the law and commit violent offenses,” said Sheriff Lee Foster. “We cannot allow criminals to continually violate the law and put more weapons on the streets. We must send a clear message that such actions will not be tolerated.”

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