A member of Titan Farm’s workforce was robbed at gun point, Thursday, Sept. 3. According to an Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office report detailing the incident, the 41 year man was riding on a tractor in a peach field on Hwy 191. As the man approached an abandoned house in the field, he saw a gray Volvo backed up to the structure. At this point, he stated that two black males approached him; one wearing black pants, shirt, hat, and mask and what the victim believed to be white socks covering his hands and arms and the other wearing black pants, shirt, mask and gloves. The assailant wearing the black gloves then reportedly fired off one shot and ordered the victim to give the pair all of his money, which amounted to about $40. Along with cash, the two also took the victim’s cell phone and the keys to the tractor. The two robbers then left the scene in the gray Volvo. Another employee whose was also on a tractor in the peach field observed the Volvo as it went down Hwy 191 and then turned left onto Airport Road.
The ECSO was called to the scene and established a perimeter around the area. They were later able to locate the vehicle believed to be the one used in this crime at a residence on Hardy Place. They were also able to identify two suspects in this incident; a 27 year old male and an 18 year old male. The 27 year was booked into ECSO custody Friday afternoon, Sept. 4. The 18 year was expected to turn himself in to the ECSO Friday. They are both being charged with armed robbery and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.