April 29, 2014

Third Suspect Arrested in Armed Robberies


SUBJECT:Deshawn Allen, age 18, of 2494 Rosa Lee Drive, Darlington, SC 29532 was arrested on April 28, 2014 and charged with five counts of Armed Robbery With a Deadly Weapon (S.C. Code Section 16-11-330(A)).  See FCSO Booking Website for additional details.

NARRATIVE:A third suspect in a string of armed robberies was taken into custody yesterday.  Deshawn Allen was arrested following an incident with a City of Florence Police Officer involving a vehicle pursuit and a foot chase which ended on Church Street.  FCSO Investigators had earlier obtained warrants for Allen’s arrest in connection to two armed robberies which allegedly occurred on April 23, 2014 on West Lucas Street in Florence County.  Allen, along with alleged co-defendants, Issac Teon Pryor and Jashawn Lowery who were arrested yesterday morning after a short vehicle pursuit with FCSO Patrol Deputies, are alleged to have held multiple victims at gunpoint while they were robbed of money, firearms and cellphones. 

Under South Carolina law, Armed Robbery is a felony punishable by up to 30 years in prison, and not less than 10 years.  

The investigation into this matter is ongoing and additional charges and arrests are possible.


Captain Michael M. Nunn
General Counsel/P.I.O.