The Daily Gamecock

Columbia police indetify fourth suspect in robbery


Justin L. Jones, 19, has been identified by the Columbia Police Department as the fourth suspect in the robbery of two women on Blossom Street on March 16.

Roger Rodriguez, 17, Jaylen Jermaine Travis, 18, and a juvenile relative of Travis’ have already been arrested and charged in the case for attempted murder, armed robbery and criminal conspiracy. The juvenile is expected to be tried as an adult along with the codefendants, and Jones is to face the same charges.

After their assailants fled the scene, the victims flagged down a passing driver who followed the suspects toward the intersection of Devine and Heidt streets. At the intersection, shots were fired — alledgedly by Jones — and hit the passenger side of the vehicle. The driver was not injured.

Columbia Police Chief Randy Scott encourages those who may know the whereabouts of Jones to anonymously contact Crimestoppers through text, call or online submission.

— Caroline Baity, The Daily Gamecock