Posted on Monday, March 5th, 2018 at 11:11 pm.
Chapin,SC (March 5, 2018) – Two armed suspects robbed the Wells Fargo bank in the Town of Chapin located at 168 Columbia Avenue at approximately 10:50 a.m.
Witnesses described the two suspects as black males, wearing hooded sweatshirts. Witnesses also advised the suspects fled the scene in a black Chevrolet sedan with a North Carolina license plate.
A Lexington County deputy spotted the vehicle on Hwy 76 and attempted to initiate a traffic stop, but the suspects initiated a pursuit.
The suspects fled to I-26 East toward Columbia until they experienced a vehicle malfunction and lost control at Harbison Boulevard. The suspects then fled on foot toward Home Depot, but they were quickly apprehended by deputies from the Richland County Sheriff’s Department.
The suspects are identified as Ryan Anthony Newell, B/M, 31 YOA, of 6812 Brookfield Road Columbia, SC 29206 and Cory Ramon Woods, B/M, 24 YOA, of 2020 Oakside Lane Columbia, SC 29223. Both suspects will be charged with Armed Robbery, multiple counts of Kidnapping, and Possession of a Weapon During a Violent Crime.
The suspects are currently housed at Lexington County Detention Center awaiting bond hearings.