Suspect returned to county jurisdiction | News | The Press and Standard
by The Press and Standard | November 22, 2017 2:48 pm
An Islandton man is back in Colleton County to face a multitude of charges stemming from the robbery and kidnapping of a Ruffin resident on Oct. 29.
On Nov. 21, Richard Dean Sexton, 31, of Islandton was extradited back to Colleton County from Virginia to face charges of armed robbery, kidnapping, carjacking, first-degree burglary and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.
The charges allege that Sexton robbed and kidnapped a 77-year-old male from his residence in Ruffin.
Shortly after being alerted to the incident, the Colleton County Sheriff Office sent out a multi-state “Be On the Look Out” notice for the Ruffin man’s vehicle.
On Oct. 30, the Virginia State Police advised they had located the victim’s stolen Jeep Liberty abandoned along the side of I-95.
Virginia troopers were then contacted by local investigators and were provided crucial information that included Sexton’s description. A short time later, troopers called back and said Sexton had been taken into custody at a truck stop located approximately four miles away from the abandoned stolen vehicle.
After taking him into custody, Virginia authorities charged Sexton with possession of a stolen vehicle, assaulting a police officer, and attempted escape.