Suspect faces additional charge in racially motivated crime spree, third suspect arrested

RICHLAND COUNTY, SC (WOLO) – A teen accused of participating in an alleged crime spree that targeted victims because of their race appeared in court again Friday.

The suspect, Raquan Green,was charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.

The Richland County Sheriff’s Department announced they have made a third arrest in relation to the case.

The suspect is a 15 year-old juvenile and was taken into custody Friday morning.

In additional to charges in the string of armed robberies, kidnapping and car-jacking, the juvenile is also charged with assaulting a police office while resisting arrest.

Authorities said the deputy was taken to a local hospital for treatment of a non-life threatening, but significant injury.

Richland County deputies said the crimes escalated over the last month to the last kidnapping of a female college student in her apartment complex parking lot July 26.

She spoke at a news conference Thursday about the incident.

The victim said she was approached by three males who forced her to take them to an ATM where she withdrew $300.

The woman, identified in the news conference only as “Jordan,” says the suspects then told her she would be sexually assaulted.

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