Pulled Over for Traffic Violation, Suspect Will Be Sent Back to SC for Richland County Criminal Charges
31-year-old Corie Lawrence, along with two other suspects, was taken into custody on November 3rd for armed robbery of a Richland County home. However, Lawrence escaped police custody, and was found in North Carolina on November 15th.
An officer pulled Lawrence over for a routine traffic violation in Charlotte, NC. He was then apprehended, and now awaits extradition to South Carolina to face Richland County criminal charges, including burglary, five counts of kidnapping and attempted armed robbery, discharging a weapon into a residence, and escape. He and two other suspects held five victims hostage in a home on the 2800 block of Betty’s Lane with guns.
Speeding Ticket Leads to Richland County Criminal Charges
According to the Richland County Sheriff’s Department, deputies pulled a vehicle over for speeding on November 3rd. The driver informed the officers that he was speeding because his girlfriend was being robbed in a house. The driver then told the officers the location of the home, and they arrived to find an armed robbery in progress.
Deputies reported that Corie Lawrence had kicked in the door of the house and fired his gun into the roof. The officers on the scene were able to get into the home and apprehend the three criminals before any of the residents were injured. The three robbers were taken to the Region 4 substation for questioning. The criminals were then supposed to be transferred to Richland County police main headquarters on Two Notch Road. However, Corie Lawrence managed to escape the substation.
An investigation will be conducted into how Lawrence managed to escape. Currently, officials believe he escaped through the back door.
Lawrence will be extradited to face Richland County criminal charges. He will be transported from Charlotte to the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.
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