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2 arrested in Johns Island home invasion, 3rd suspect at large

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Lataj Maxwell (Courtesy: CCSO) Lataj Maxwell (Courtesy: CCSO)

JOHNS ISLAND, S.C. (WCIV) – Three men forced their way inside a Johns Island woman's home early Saturday morning, held two people hostage and fired several shots into the ceiling before running from the home, deputies said.

However, two of the men Charleston County deputies believe to have been involved in the robbery were detained shortly after the incident by Charleston police officers.

Lataj Maxwell, 28, and Anthony Heyward Jr., 19, were arrested after one of the victims identified them as two of the men who broke into her home. Maxwell and Heyward were charged with first-degree burglary, kidnapping, armed robbery, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.

The third suspect is still unidentified.

According to the incident report, the robbers, who were only identified as three black men, forced their way in through a locked back door of a Mary Ann Point Road home.

Once inside, one of the men held a hand gun to one of the victim's heads and asked her where she kept her money and cards, the report stated.

The 49-year-old grandmother told the robber she did not have any money, the report stated.

According to deputies, while one of the robbers held the woman and her grandson at gunpoint, the other two men ransacked the home.

As the three men left, two other family members of the victims walked into the home. The armed man turned and fired shots into the ceiling and ordered the family to the floor, deputies reported.

According to the report, the grandmother said all three men were armed.

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