Sheriffs make arrests in attempted murder, robbery

Carlton Gregory charged with armed robbery

COLUMBIA (WACH)â??Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott announced the arrest of Todd Anthony Cofield Jr.,21, charged with two of counts of attempted murder and armed robbery. Carlton Gregory ,20, was also arrested and charged with armed robbery.

Cofield and an unknown suspect presented a gun and demanded money from two female victims as they returned from a nearby bank. The suspects stole the money and fired shots at the victims as they fled to a silver Mercedes. No injuries were reported.

Lott stated that Richland County Sheriffâ??s Department Investigators arrested Cofield on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 on Devine Street of Columbia, South Caroilna.

The investigation continues and additional arrests are forthcoming, says Lott.

Cofield and Gregory have been transported to the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.

If anyone has any information about this crime they should call, email, or text their tip to Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC,

, or â??TIPSCâ?? to CRIMES (274637).