2nd Rock Hill armed robbery suspect arrested in gun, fake money case


Rock Hill police have arrested a second suspect in connection with a March 9 incident involving a stolen gun and counterfeit money.

The Rock Hill Violent Crimes Unit on Thursday arrested Deante Javon McGraw, 19, in the 1000 block of Prince Lane, according to a police report released Tuesday. Police charged McGraw with armed robbery, criminal conspiracy and possession of marijuana. He was placed in the Rock Hill city jail and released Friday under $20,000 bond.

On March 9, officers responded to an armed robbery at Gingercake Circle where the 21-year-old victim said he was attempting to sell Brandon Stokes, 20, a .40 caliber Smith & Wesson handgun when another suspect in the car pointed the gun at the victim and said, “you should probably back up.”

A short time later, Stokes called police and said the victim was knocking on his door on Sidney Street. Police met with the victim who said Stokes had given him $140 in counterfeit bills. After searching the victim’s home for the money and finding drugs, police cited the victim with possession of marijuana and he was released.

Stokes was arrested and charged with armed robbery and criminal conspiracy. McGraw was later identified as a second suspect and warrants were issued for his arrest.