Law enforcement have arrested a fourth person wanted in connection to an attempted armed robbery at a Lancaster County store last month during which a customer was shot.
Yamilez Matos, 19, face charges of attempted murder and attempted armed robbery, the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday.
Four masked suspects reportedly entered the M&R Mini-Mart on Pageland Highway around 4 p.m. on July 12. One of the suspects fired a gun that struck a 67-year-old man inside the store, before the suspects fled the scene.
The arrests come after a multi-agency investigation of the shooting – which investigators linked to several other armed robberies in the area – that involved the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, Pageland and Monroe, N.C, police, and the sheriff’s departments of Union and Anson counties in North Carolina.
Three other suspects were already in custody. Jerfrontys O’Brian Clyburn, 20 was booked into the Lancaster County Detention Center on July 22. Isaac Izail Long, 26, and Detrez Lamar Timmons, 19, are also being held in connection to the robberies in Union County, and Lancaster authorities are seeking warrants for those two suspects in South Carolina.
Matos was booked July 29.
“Because of the cooperation, long hours and hard work of the officers of all these agencies, we were able to solve our case and charge four people with this senseless violent crime that left an innocent victim with very serious and long-lasting injuries,” Lancaster Sheriff Barry Faile said.
Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 283-3388, or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC (274-6372), or at sccrimestoppers.com.