CENTRAL — Police in Pickens County arrested three men and were looking for a fourth late Monday night in connection with the armed robbery and murder of a 23-year-old Clemson University student from Fort Mill.
Jordan Charles Dalton, 19, Jaron Bradley Dalton, 24 and Bernard Kadeen Ramsey, 19, are charged with murder, armed robbery, first-degree burglary and possession of a weapon during a violent crime, the Pickens County Sheriff's Office said Monday night.
Warrants have been issued for Lester Devaria Mosley Jr., 18, who is still at large and considered armed and dangerous, police say.
Just before 8:30 p.m. Saturday, police in Pickens County say, three masked men entered through the unlocked back door of Steven Gregory Grichs apartment in the town of Central, about two miles away from the Clemson campus, and shot him.
The four men, who live in Pickens County, intended to rob Grichs roommate of what they believed would be a large amount of marijuana, police say. Only a few grams were actually taken from the apartment.
Seven people were in the apartment at the time of the attack, police said, and no one else was shot or seriously injured. Investigators do not believe Grich knew the men who attacked him.
Investigators received information early Monday that led them to Ramsey, the sheriffs office said. After further investigation, authorities connected the Dalton brothers and Mosley with the murder. The black 2005 Dodge Durango police believed the men to be driving was found and later impounded.
Police also charged Grich's roommate, Robert McKinley, 29, with simple possession of marijuana. Deputies said they found the marijuana while searching the home Saturday night. A woman answering the phone at a listing for McKinley on Monday said he was devastated by his roommate's death and was cooperating with investigators.