Suspects captured in armed robbery at Waffle House | Crime | The Press and Standard
by The Press and Standard | January 24, 2018 5:00 pm
Last Updated: January 24, 2018 at 11:43 am
Two suspects in the Jan. 18 armed robbery at the Waffle House at 1646 Bells Highway have been arrested by the Walterboro Police Department.
Tyler Charles Wright, 27, of Lumberton, N.C., faces a charge of accessory before the fact.
Jeremy D. Sealey, 25, of Sumter was arrested on a charge of armed robbery. He had a bond hearing before a magistrate and is being held on $150,000 surety bond.
Wright was captured by the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office as he was coming out of a wooded area a few miles from where the suspects’ getaway car wrecked.
Sealey was found on Jan. 19, hiding inside an abandoned vehicle, also a few miles from the wreck site.
A third suspect remains at large and investigators are still attempting to positively identify him.
Members of the police department were called to the restaurant Jan. 18 at approximately 4:45 a.m.
According to the victims, two unknown black males entered the business wearing masks and gloves and holding firearms.
They demanded money from employees and, after obtaining the cash, fled on foot.
While officers were patrolling the area searching for the suspects, a concerned citizen stopped an officer and reported he saw two black males, one in a dark hoodie and one in camouflage hoodie, exit a wooded area and enter a dark-colored newer body-style Chevrolet Camaro.The man’s information of the males’ clothing matched the description of the suspects and a description of the vehicle was sent to surrounding agencies.
Investigators and members of the police department’s administration arrived at the Waffle House to process the crime scene.
A short time later, city law enforcement officers were informed that an officer with the Santee Police Department had observed a vehicle matching the description of the armed robbery suspects’ vehicle and attempted a traffic stop.
The driver of the vehicle ignored the bid to have him pull over and a pursuit ensued.
The vehicle chase ended when the driver wrecked in Berkeley County. The suspects fled on foot.
While members of the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office and other police agencies continued to try and locate the suspects, detectives from the Walterboro Police Department went to the crash site and began processing the vehicle for evidence.