Three men have been charged in connection with an armed robbery that took place at a Coastal Carolina University residence hall.
Chriwanta Cyntonio Bryant, 19, of Conway, has been charged with armed robbery, two counts of kidnapping, burglary, first degree; possession of a weapon during a violent crime and simple possession of marijuana, according to J. Reuben Long Detention Center booking records.
Also charged are Bennie Lee Bright, 21, of Lanes, and Jaquan Havielle Walker, 19, no address provided.
They've been charged with armed robbery, two counts of kidnapping, burglary, first degree; possession of a weapon during a violent crime, jail records show.
According to a prepared statement from CCU, university police along with Horry County police and the U.S. Marshal's fugitive task force executed a search warrant at the Conway man's home on Friday morning.
The statement said that as a result of the search, items belonging to the victims and other property "linking Bryant to this case" were located in the home.
Later that day, police arrested the other two suspects during a traffic stop on Melson Street in Conway. CCU police were assisted by Conway police, Horry County police and the U.S. Marshal Service.
During the traffic stop, police recovered additional items belonging to the victims, according to the CCU statement.
None of the suspects are students at CCU, according to the university.
The arrests are in connection with an armed robbery that occurred at an on-campus residence hall on October 8, a university police report said.
Police also released a photo of a white Ford Crown Victoria believed to be tied to the holdup.
At about 5:56 p.m. October 8, the complainant contacted police saying his two roommates had been robbed about an hour previously by two black males. One of the suspects was armed with a hand gun, a police report said.
The victims told police that a black male wearing a gray colored hoodie knocked on the door of an on-campus housing unit and asked for a student, who's on interim separation from the unit.
The victim said the student was gone and the suspect left.
A few minutes later, the suspect returned and knocked on the door a second time, asking where to find the student. The victim said he didn't know and the suspect left again.
After a third knock, a second suspect wearing a dark hoodie was at the door and asked for his roommate. At that point, the man in the gray hoodie came around the corner armed with a hand gun, the report said.
The suspect pointed the gun at the victim and told him and the second victim to empty their pockets. The victims said they had no money, but told the suspects they could take whatever they wanted, according to the report.
The suspects led the victims to a bedroom and told them to get on their knees. They remained there until their other roommates came home about an hour later.
The suspects made off with two iPhones, a Kindle reader and two pairs of tennis shoes. The suspects were described as black males between 18 and 22 years old.