A 17-year-old has been arrested in Monday’s armed robbery of a Tobacco Road hair salon.
Police responded to Dominion Barber and Beauty Salon, 2862 Tobacco Road, at 3:10 p.m. to investigate an armed robbery. An employee told police a man with a handgun demanded cash. After receiving $40, the man ran from the salon.
Police said a witness helped them identify the suspect as a salon customer, Steven Michael Valentin, of Pepperdine Drive.
The South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division is investigating claims made by two former Allendale-Fairfax High School football players that they were beaten during a “brutal hazing incident” at football camp.
Shakur Chisolm and Dimitrius Drayton Jr. claim they were among a group of new and transfer students who were beaten during the camp, held in Orangeburg County the week of Aug. 3.
A Grovetown man remained in jail Tuesday after his wife said he kicked their baby during the weekend.
Alvaro Sales-Alvarado, 25, of Phinizy Street, was charged with cruelty to children by causing excessive physical or mental pain and three counts of third-degree cruelty to children. He’s being held in the Columbia County Detention Center on a total bond of $29,300, according to jail records.
A Columbia County judge granted bond Tuesday to an Aiken teen charged with taking a weapon onto Lakeside High School grounds.
William Jeremiah Hawkins, 18, of Palm Drive, was charged with criminal trespass, disruption or interference with operation of public schools, pointing or aiming a gun at another, and carrying a weapon within a school safety zone. He was arrested Aug. 7 in Aiken County on Columbia County warrants and held until being transferred Friday to the Columbia County Detention Center.