Teen robbery suspects go before federal judge

By Christy Hutchings - bio | email

EFFINGHAM CO., GA (WTOC) - Two Savannah teens accused of robbing a Rincon credit union made their first appearance in federal court on Thursday.

Deputies from the Effingham County Sheriff's Office brought Rashamel Bradford and Stafon Davis to the federal courthouse. Judge G.R. Smith explained to the teens the charges against them. The prosecution asked that the teens remain in jail since there is still a third person at large.

The judge set a pretrial detention hearing for next week. Bradford's mother sat in the back of the courtroom crying. She told WTOC that her son is not a bad kid, but he just hung around the wrong crowd.

When Bradford saw his mom, he also started crying. As he left the courtroom, his mother told him she loved him, and to separate himself from Davis. Davis's family was not in court Thursday.

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