Sheriff: Suspect in Brook Pines officer-involved shooting went on crime spree
Mon, 11 Aug 2014 15:17:42 GMT —
COLUMBIA (WACH) â?? Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott and the Columbia Police have released more details in last week's shooting at an area apartment complex.
Lott told reporters Monday, 22-year-old Keylan Durham went on "a crime spree throughout Richland County".
Investigators said Durham, 22-year-old Quentin Warner and Devontae Bryant are responsible for a series of crimes that started on August 2 at a nightclub in Richland County and ended on Wednesday August 6.
On August 6, The Columbia Police, The State law Enforcement Division and Richland County deputies attempted to serve an arrest warrants on Durham at Brook Pines Apartments in the Broad River Road area.
Investigators said Durham tried to get away from officers, hitting one of them with his car. Lott said that's when officers started firing, striking Durham and Warner.
Lott said Durham led Warner and Bryant on a crime spree and "they were not going to stop until they were caught."
Investigators points out all three men have a lengthy criminal background and that Durham was arrested on July 21 on burglary charges.
"They just went crazy," adds Lott.
Keylan Durham has been charged with three counts of Attempted Murder on a police officer, kidnapping, strong arm robbery, first degree assault, assault and battery, possession of a firearm and carjacking.
He is currently being held at the Lexington County Detention Center on a $250,000 bond.
Quentin Warner remains hospitalized; he will be facing charges of probation violation.
Lott said the officer hit by the car is recovering from an arm injury and is on administrative duty.