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Two arrested for stealing pot, handgun from King St. apartment

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(L to R) Vanderhorst and Brown (CCSD) (L to R) Vanderhorst and Brown (CCSD)

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- Two men have been arrested for the November 19 armed robbery that happened at a King Street apartment.

According to police reports, officers responded to an apartment on King Street just before midnight Nov. 19.

The two victims told police they were "sitting in the living room on his couch watching television, eating Chinese food and smoking marijuana" when two men came into the home through an unlocked door.

The victims said the men were wearing "dark skull caps on their heads with bandanas wrapped around the lower half of their faces."

The victims said one of the men was armed with a gray semi-automatic .22 handgun and when they told him that they didn't have any money, he pistol-whipped one of the victims across the face leaving a "severe laceration to his right cheek."

The victim that lived in the home said the men stole around 1.125 ounces of marijuana and $1800 from a nightstand drawer before leaving the apartment.

Also listed as stolen in the police report was a $700 9mm handgun.

The suspects, Christophe Lee Vanderhorst and Christopher Aaron Brown are each charged with two counts of armed robbery, burglary in the first degree and two counts of kidnapping. Vanderhorst is also facing charges of assault and battery in the second degree and possession of a knife/firearm during a violent crime.

On Friday, Vanderhorst was given a bond total of $300,000. Brown's bond was set at $200,000.



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