Greenwood County deputies apprehended another suspect thought to have been involved in a beating last month on Meadow Street in Greenwood.
Datarius Holloway, 23, of 206 Margaret St., Greenwood, was charged with armed robbery and first-degree assault and battery in connection with the incident.
Officials from the Greenwood Police Department said Holloway was part of a mob that attacked a man on a front porch April 17. He became the fourth Greenwood man arrested in reference to the beating, which left the victim hospitalized with several cuts and bruises.
Alvin Roundtree, 22, was arrested the day after the incident and charged with attempted murder, first-degree assault and battery and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime. Richard Scott, 22, and Fredrick Belcher Jr., 22, were arrested that weekend and charged with armed robbery and first-degree assault and battery. Scott was also booked on a count of possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime stemming from the attack.
Officials said an off-duty officer spotted Holloway and tracked him back to a residence on Northside Drive, where Greenwood County deputies arrested him Monday night. According to a city police report:
The victim told officers about 10 people jumped him, and at some point during the attack, one of the suspects struck him with the barrel of an AK-47 style rifle. He noted one of the suspects also pointed a .38 special revolver at him as he tried to fight his way out of the mob. The victim said he was able to flee the beating, running west between two residences on Meadow Street, when one of the suspects fired a shot at him.