Three arrested in West Columbia beating, robbery

January 31, 2012 

All three suspects in an assault and robbery in Lexington County have been arrested.

Christopher Joseph Eadon, 32, Brian Austin “Bam” Robinson, 21, and Pamela Shea Norris, 29, are accused of beating up and robbing a 20-year-old acquaintance in the wee hours of Friday morning.

Norris was arrested Tuesday afternoon, The Lexington County Sheriff's Department said.

Eadon and Robinson were arrested around 8:45 p.m. Tuesday in Sumter by fugitive investigators, the department said.

The men were being held Wednesday at the Lexington County Detention Center on bail of $40,000, charged with robbery and first-degree assault and battery.

The trio, all of 141 Wessel Drive, Lexington allegedly were invited to the unnamed victim’s room at the Executive Inn on Harbor Drive in West Columbia around 12:30 a.m. Friday morning.

The sheriff's department accused them of attacking the victim, choking him to unconsciousness and stealing $699 cash, a cell phone and laptop.

Robinson is Eadon’s nephew and Norris’ boyfriend, authorities said.

– Kelly Davis

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