FLORENCE COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) — Three people are in custody after an armed robbery at the Dollar General store on Howe Springs Road, according to the Florence County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies responding to an alarm at the store determined that the suspects had left the area in a vehicle headed toward South Irby Street, Major Michael Nunn said. The three people were taken into custody after the vehicle was seen stopped at a convenience store on Green Acres Road and South Irby Street.

Jeremy Jerome Middleton, Jr., 18, of Pineville, has been charged with armed robbery, pointing and presenting a firearm at a person, carrying or displaying a firearm in a public building or an adjacent area, possession of a stolen pistol, possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime and for criminal conspiracy.

Tyrese Jaheen Shirer, 19, of Stephens, has been charged with armed robbery, pointing and presenting a firearm at a person, carrying or displaying a firearm in a public building or adjacent area, possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime and for criminal conspiracy.

Keoin Jacquez Xavior Mitchell, 19, of Pineville, has been charged with accessory before the fact of a felony and for criminal conspiracy.

Florence County deputies said that Middleton and Shirer entered the Dollar General wielding a handgun and a rifle, pointed the weapons at two clerks and then left with an undisclosed amount of money.

They remained in jail Wednesday afternoon awaiting a bond hearing.

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