3 suspects arrested, charged with armed robbery on St. Helena Island

3 suspects arrested, charged with armed robbery on St. Helena Island
Source: WTOC

ST. HELENA ISLAND, S.C. (WTOC) - Three suspects have been arrested and charged with robbing a man on Sheppard Road on St. Helena Island, S.C.

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office states that 23-year-old Dakari Ayise, 18-year-old Darius Ayise, and 18-year-old Nichquan Evans have been arrested and charged with armed robbery and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.

Police say that a man reported being robbed by three male subjects at about 6 p.m. Wednesday on Sheppard Road. During the robbery, the man advised that—while he was being held at gunpoint—the subjects entered his vehicle and took a pistol, a rifle and a tactical bag. After they took the items from his vehicle, the man reported that the subjects took his cellphone and fled the area on foot.

The sheriff’s office was able to identify the three suspects and went to the residence of two suspects.

When investigators arrived at the Ayises’ residence Wednesday night, they contacted Dakari Ayise and took him into custody, as it was determined he was wanted by probation/parole in Missouri.

While inside the Ayises’ residence, investigators found the tactical bag reported stolen by the robbery victim. In a wooded area near the residence, investigators found the victim's cellphone. Following the recovery of the victim's tactical bag and cellphone.

The sheriff’s office says Darius Ayise and Evans barricaded themselves inside a home on Ernest Drive on on Friday morning. After two hours, the pair surrendered peacefully and exited the house, according to law enforcement.

The pistol and rifle taken from the victim’s vehicle during Wednesday’s robbery have not been recovered, according to police.

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