Two men have been arrested in connection with the armed robbery of a credit union on Garners Ferry Road earlier this month, according to the Richland County Sheriff’s Department.
Terrance Bouknight, 21, was charged with two counts of armed robbery, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, and pointing and presenting a firearm. Clarence Nesmith, 21, was charged with robbery.
Bouknight was arrested Dec. 4 and Nesmith was arrested on Dec. 2 by the Richland County Sheriff’s Department Fugitive Task Force and the United States Marshal Service, Sheriff Leon Lott announced in a news release Thursday.
Lott stated that at just before 5 p.m. on Dec. 1, Bouknight entered S.C. Federal Credit Union at 10311 Garners Ferry Road, posing as a customer. Nesmith served as the lookout. The sheriff added that Bouknight pointed a handgun at employees and placed a bag on the counter demanding money. Bouknight and Nesmith fled with the cash in a Dodge Avenger.
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Richland County Sheriff’s Department investigators identified Bouknight and Nesmith through descriptions and information provided from the robbery, according to the news release. Bouknight and Nesmith are in the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.