2nd arrest made in golf course pistol-whipping

2013-02-06T03:15:00Z 2013-02-06T09:21:52Z 2nd arrest made in golf course pistol-whippingBy RICHARD WALKER, T&D Staff Writer The Times and Democrat
February 06, 2013 3:15 am  • 

A 14-year-old became the second youth charged in the Jan. 18 pistol-whipping and robbery at Hillcrest Golf Club.

Authorities said the juvenile was taken into custody Tuesday morning and charged with armed robbery and third-degree assault by a mob.

He is in the custody of the state Department of Juvenile Justice and is awaiting a detention hearing in family court.

The youth’s name has not been released because of his age.

Abdul Keitt, an 18-year-old New York native, was taken into custody in the case on Jan. 24. He is facing the same charges.

Police say they are looking for two more subjects believed to have taken part in the assault and robbery of a 21-year-old Orangeburg man.

The man said he was on the back side of the golf course when four males approached him. One of the males asked for the time as the others surrounded him.

One of the subjects pulled out a handgun and struck the man with it before taking his cell phone.

“I just held my hands up and thought the worst,” the man said at a bond hearing for Keitt. “I thought for a second I could be dead.”

Security at the State A&M Road facility has been increased. The police presence was increased while a large gap in a fence separating Ellis Avenue and the golf course was closed.

Orangeburg Department of Public Safety Chief Wendell Davis also said a zero-tolerance policy for trespassing has been put into place among other security measures he would not discuss.

Contact the writer: rwalker@timesanddemocrat.com or 803-533-5516.

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