Serviceman Defends Family, Shoots Robber


WALTERBORO — An Army specialist just home from the Middle East shot and critically wounded a robber who tried to hold up his family after they stopped with car trouble late Thursday, authorities said.

Twoother robbers returned fire as they pulled their wounded accomplice into a getaway car and sped away from the McCleod Road crime scene, according to Colleton County Sheriff George Malone.

None of the victimswere wounded, but their cars were struck by bullets, deputies said.

Hospital, where he was being treated for several gunshot wounds, deputies said.

David Jayquon Jakes, 19, of Smoaks was later transferredto Medical University Hospital in Charleston, where he remains in intensive care, Chief Deputy Ted Stanfield said. Read more


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Corey Graff is the managing editor of the <i><a href="">Standard Catalog of Firearms</a></i> and <i><a href="">Gun Digest</a></i> annual book. In addition, he is the author of <i>What's In Your Bug-Out Bag?</i> and <i>The Comprehensive Guide to Concealed Carry Holsters.</i> His personal interest in firearms includes handguns for hunting and self-defense as well as bolt-action rifles for western hunting.


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