On January 10th at approximately 9AM, deputies were dispatched to Sumter Street in Joanna in reference to an armed robbery. The victim alleged that two individuals pushed past him, entering his home. Upon entry, the subjects assaulted the victim, tied him to a chair, held him at gunpoint, and began going through his items. Eventually, the subjects fled the residence with the victim's debit cards and his cell phone, at which point the victim was able to untie himself and call 911 from a neighbor's phone. Investigators made contact with the victim's bank and learned that someone had attempted to use the bank card at a store in Clinton. Surveillance cameras at the store provided investigators with photos of the subjects.Witnesses also provided a description of the vehicle believed to be used by the subjects in question. A short time later, the vehicle was located at a residence in Clinton, as well as two subjects matching the description of those shown on the store's surveillance camera. With assistance from Clinton City Police Department, the subjects were taken into custody without incident. Andrew Kyle Abercrombie and Tiffany Neal Johnson, both of Clinton, were charged with Assault and Battery 1st Degree, Burglary, Possession of a Weapon During a Violent Crime, Kidnapping, and Armed Robbery.
"These deputies and investigators worked efficiently and swiftly on this case from the moment the call came in. This is a result of Law Enforcement agencies aggressively working together to apprehend criminals. We are grateful that this victim was not hurt worse and that these individuals are behind bars." -Sheriff Don Reynolds