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City of Columbia Police Department
Thursday February 5th, 2015 :: 01:01 p.m. EST


Validated Gang Member Arrested

Columbia Police Chief Skip Holbrook announces that the Midlands Gang Task Force has arrested a validated gang member in connection with an attempted armed robbery and kidnapping investigation.

Kevin Shealy (DOB: 3-23-1995) was located and arrested at Bayberry Mews on Lester Drive this morning.

He is charged with Kidnapping, Attempted Armed Robbery, Pointing and Presenting a Firearm at a Person, Criminal Conspiracy, and Possession of a Weapon during the a Violent Crime.

Two co-defendants arrested on the same charges are: Traon Davis (DOB: 1-12-1993) and Ajee Jiminez (DOB: 4-15-1994). They were charged three days after the incident.

The trio allegedly pointed guns at a male victim and demanded that he ‘empty his pockets’ while he walked along 100 Ripplemeyer Avenue on the night of January 26, 2015.

All persons arrested/charged are presumed innocent until or unless proven guilty in a court of law.

** The Midlands Gang Task Force is comprised of CPD Officers, Richland County Sheriff’s Deputies and other law enforcement partners to prevent, deter and combat criminal gang activity and violence **

If you have information regarding gang activity/violence, call CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-888-CRIME-SC

City of Columbia Police Department
Justice Square
Columbia, SC 29201

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 803-252-2911

100 Ripplemeyer Ave
Columbia, SC 29203

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