A 64-year-old woman gave her grandson a pistol to retrieve money stolen from her in an alleged botched marijuana purchase, according to a Rock Hill police report.
On Sunday morning, Rock Hill Police stopped Jaquel McKee, 20 and Godseen Williams, 17, who were seen at Armory Park on South Confederate Avenue as potential suspects in a burglary.
McKee explained to officers that Williams and another man went to the Walnut Street residence of his grandmother, Diane Brice, 64, and took money. McKee had a 9 mm pistol in his pants, and reportedly told police “my grandmother gave it to me.”
Williams told police that Brice and McKee found him at Armory Park and pointed the gun, demanding the money, the report states.
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Brice reportedly told police Williams and the other subject came to her house asking for a cigar. Her husband let the two men into the residence and gave them the cigars, when the men allegedly grabbed $250 from the living room table and fled, police say.
Brice reportedly woke McKee up to chase the subjects, the report states.
Police went to the Walnut Street address and met with Brice’s husband, the report states. He gave consent for them to search the property.
Police reportedly found a small plastic bag containing 1.48 grams of marijuana in McKee’s bedroom.
Brice, McKee and Williams were taken to the police department for further questioning.
A detective reported that Williams and the other subject came to Brice’s home to purchase marijuana. The unidentified subject grabbed a large amount of money on the table, pushed Brice’s husband to the ground and ran, the report states.
Brice was charged with carrying a pistol unlawfully and pointing and presenting a firearm.
McKee was charged with carrying a pistol unlawfully, pointing and presenting a firearm, and marijuana first offense.
Williams was charged with criminal conspiracy. The other subject in the robbery has not yet been arrested.
All subjects have made bond as of Monday afternoon.