Clemson robbery parking lot surveillance video
Video provided by Clemson Police Department
A surveillance video that led to the arrest of three suspects, including two former Clemson football players, shows the moments before an alleged armed robbery.
The video, obtained Thursday by The Greenville News and the Anderson Independent Mail through a Freedom of Information Act request, only shows three men getting out of a white Mercedes-Benz after backing into a parking space on the first floor of a parking garage in Clemson. The men are seen putting on jackets and hoods and standing by the car for about 60 seconds before walking off screen.
Jadar Kentrell Johnson, 22, and Charlie Bernard Fuller, 22, both part of Clemson’s 2016 national championship team, were charged with armed robbery and possession of a weapon during a violent crime. Co-defendant Quaven Maurice Ferguson, 22, also faces the same charges.
Authorities with the Clemson Police Department have said the surveillance video from a city of Clemson parking deck helped lead to the three arrests. The portion of surveillance video released Thursday only shows the suspects getting out of the vehicle and walking toward the apartment. It does not show them leaving the parking lot.
Capt. Matt Culbreath said the entire video shows other individuals not involved in the incident that the agency would have had to blur out for privacy concerns.
“It would take quite some time to cut those folks out,” Culbreath said. “It’s about eight to nine minutes and has a lot of other people in it going by and other cars. This is probably the clearest shot that’s representing the incident. The rest of the video, all it shows is them running off and driving away.”
He said the initial portion of the video was the most valuable to law enforcement since it depicts the clothing worn and suspect descriptions.
Police were called to the reported armed robbery at an apartment on Sloan Street in Clemson around 4 p.m. March 28. The victim told police that three males knocked on the door and forced their way inside.
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They held the victim at gunpoint, took a cellphone, and an undisclosed amount of cash from a kitchen cabinet and nightstand in a back bedroom, according to police and arrest warrants.
A Clemson municipal court judge on March 29 set each of their bond amounts at $25,000. They were released on bond by the end of the day, Clemson city officials said.
It was not immediately clear in court documents whether any of the defendants had retained lawyers as of Thursday.
Fuller and Ferguson graduated from Easley High School, and Ferguson played football at Duke University.
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