One Suspect Shot, Second at Large in Robbery and Assault - WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports

04/26/05

One Suspect Shot, Second at Large in Robbery and Assault

Eric Easterling Eric Easterling

A man accused of robbery and sexual assault remains hospitalized tonight while police look for his accomplice. A man and a woman were sitting in their car on Stuyvesant Street last night when police say Eric Easterling and another man robbed them at gunpoint and then sexually assaulted the woman.

She somehow grabbed Easterling's gun and began firing it, hitting him in the neck.

Both attackers ran off to Adel Street, where they knocked on doors asking for help. Neighbors called police and an ambulance took Easterling to the hospital.

Police are charging him with armed robbery and charges related to the sexual assault.

His partner is still on the run.

Reported by: Aaron Vogel, avogel@wtoc.com

 

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