Joseph Lockemy, who was the third suspect that fled the scene of the robbery on Monday, along with two other suspects, is now in custody, according to the Marlboro County Sheriff's Office. Lockemy was captured off of S.C. 38 South by Marlboro County Sheriff’s Department in Blenheim on Tuesday, according to reports.
Marlboro County Sheriff’s Lt. Jamie Seales said that Lockemy is also wanted in North Carolina for prior charges of burglary and failure to stop for a blue light. He is also wanted in South Carolina for failure to stop for a blue light and the possession of a controlled substance.
"Lockemy is on probation in connection with previous pharmacy break-ins," said Seales. "All three suspects have a prior criminal history."
The incident turned into a series of events that resulted in two arrests on Monday and a Lockemy's arrest on Tuesday. According to Marlboro County Lt. Jamie Seales, Laurinburg Police officers were called to a pharmacy near the Scotland Memorial Hospital in Laurinburg around 2:30 a.m. Arriving at the scene, officers spotted three white male suspects, Jeffery Polston, 33, Ronnie Adams, Jr. 36, and Joseph Lockemy, 31, fleeing the drug store parking lot in a vehicle, which prompted the chase. According to Seales, Laurinburg police chased the suspects into Marlboro County through McColl and into Brownsville, Blenheim and Clio, before the truck crashed on Highway 38, near Acadia Road. "The chase ended near I-95 and S.C. 34 in southern Marlboro County. They wrecked the car and fled on foot. Our tracking unit started tracking them around 4:30 a.m. with the bloodhounds. By 9:30 a.m., we had captured two of the suspects and taken them into custody," said Seales. Seales stressed that the Marlboro County Police Department, Marlboro County Sheriff's Office, Marlboro County Sheriff's Office Tracking Team, Chesterfield County Sheriff's Office; along with their Helicopter Team, the S.C. Highway Patrol, S.C. Department of Natural Resources, Dillon County Sheriff's Office, Bennettsville Police Department, Laurinburg Police Department and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED), assisted in the case.
Anyone with information regarding this case should contact 911.