Richland County Sheriff’s deputies arrested two men wanted on a long list of charges related to two incidents Sept. 11 that appeared to target Hispanic men.
Ernest Rodrycuss Bates, 33, and Therin Tracell Mincy, 30, each are charged with two counts of armed robbery, two counts of assault, two counts of kidnapping and burglary. Both men were in violation of probation and Bates was wanted for an earlier forgery charge, according to records at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.
A man called the sheriff’s department around 7:30 p.m. Sept. 11 to report two men had approached him outside his apartment unit and forced him inside. The victim said the men pointed a handgun at them, assaulted him and stole his wallet, two mobile phones and car keys.
Later that day, around 9 p.m., deputies responded to another call where the victim was found badly cut on his upper body and taken to the Palmetto Health Richland hospital.
The man reported he was approached by two men who pointed handguns at him and demanded money. He then was beaten to unconsciousness. His mobile phone, wallet and money were taken.