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Four arrested in connection with December armed robbery

Published: Jan. 12, 2016 at 12:53 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 22, 2016 at 12:53 PM EST
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COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Columbia Police say four people have been arrested in connection with an armed robbery on December 26.

They are accused of robbing a man at gunpoint as he was getting into his car in the 5400 block of Forest Drive. Police say the group took the man's wallet and cell phone.

Deonte Benjamin, 18, is charged with armed robbery, criminal conspiracy, possession of a stolen pistol and unlawful carrying of a pistol. After officers attempted to serve an arrest warrant on Benjamin at a Lexington home on December 29, a relative later turned him in.

Mary McMarva, 33, and Erika Dickerson, 23, are charged with accessory after the fact of a felony and criminal conspiracy.

A 15-year-old is charged with three weapons possession charges. Because the teen is under 18, police did not release a mug shot.

McMarva, Dickerson and the juvenile were arrested at the Super 8 Hotel on Forest Drive last month.

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