Three charged, teen detained in connection to Fort Mill physical assault

Three charged, teen detained in connection to Fort Mill physical assault
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FORT MILL, SC (WBTV) - Police in Fort Mill arrived to a home Friday afternoon and located a man who had been physically assaulted.

Officials say they responded to the home at 4:33 p.m. and noticed the victim was bleeding from lacerations to his forearm and hand. The victim, Gabriel Wagener, told officials that he had been physically assaulted by two males.

According to a report, Wagener said the suspects displayed knives and forcibly took a bag from him prior to the assault.

The suspects, identified as Brandon Potts and Robert Potter, left the area immediately following the attack, according to the victim.

The victim also told officials that while he was being assaulted a juvenile female reached into his pants pocket and took $200 cash.

While police were investigating, the two suspects returned to the scene and were taken into custody. During the arrest, the 16-year-old female attempted to interfere and was also taken into custody. Another female subject, 15, attempted to interfere with officers as they were escorting the 16 year old female, according to officials.

The 15 year old was temporarily detained and issued a juvenile petition for hindering a police investigation and was later released to her father.

Potts and Potter were both charged with armed robbery, criminal conspiracy, kidnapping and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

On Monday, the 16-year-old female was served with arrest warrants and charged as an adult with the same four offenses.

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