The Daily Gamecock

Two teens arrested for robbery, assault

52-year-old robbed, hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries

Two teenagers were arrested in connection with an assault on a 52-year-old man that occurred around 2 a.m. Tuesday on Harden Street, according to the Columbia Police Department.

Chief Randy Scott announced Tuesday the arrest of 18-year-old Eddien Andre Patterson and 16-year-old Chris Antwan Morgan for strong armed robbery and assault and battery.

The two allegedly took a bicycle from a 52-year-old male, and when he attempted to get it back, the suspects demanded money and his cell phone. Patterson and Morgan allegedly proceeded to punch the victim in the face until the victim fell to the ground, then kick him several times in the face and body.

The victim is being treated for non-life threatening injuries in a local hospital. Patterson and Morgan are currently being held at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center. Morgan, a juvenile, is being held in the juvenile section of the center.

“We always recommend for students to walk in pairs or of three or more, park in well lit areas and secure your bike as you would your car,” said Columbia Police spokesman Brick Lewis.