A third suspect alleged to be involved in the beating of a man last week was arrested by the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office on Sunday.
Joshua Henderson, 19, surrendered without incident and was charged with first-degree assault and battery, Sumter County Public Information Officer Braden Bunch said. According to Bunch, the Sumter resident is one of four suspects alleged to have beaten a 20-year-old Sumter man last Tuesday at a residence in Pinewood.
The Sheriff’s office said Henderson’s being held at the Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center, where he’s waiting for a bond hearing. Bunch said two other suspects — Sumter’s William Ard, 24, and Mark Floyd, 32, of Pinewood — were charged on the same count earlier in the week and have been released after a bond was set for each at $25,000.
Still being sought is Joseph Henderson Jr., 21, of Sumter. The four suspects and victims are acquaintances. The reason for the assault was still a matter of the investigation, Bunch said.
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Joseph Henderson is believed to have removed a GPS monitoring device which he was ordered to wear following an earlier altercation, the sheriff’s department said.