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Man arrested in South Carolina in connection with Briceland robbery

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HUMBOLDT COUNTY, Calif. - On Wednesday, August 30, around 1:00 p.m., 21-year-old LeMarcus Raekwon Martin was arrested at the Greenville-Spartenburg International Airport in South Carolina by airport police in connection with an armed robbery in Humboldt County that left the victim with near fatal injuries, according to the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office.

Officials said on Sunday, August 6, around 12:20 p.m., a California Highway Patrol Officer (CHP) was flagged down by a motorist at the intersection of Briceland Road and China Creek Road in Briceland. The motorist reported that his friend had been shot and was on his way to seek medical treatment in Garberville, according to officials.

Deputies were dispatched and met with the victim at a local hospital. Deputies learned that the victim had met with three men at the intersection of Briceland Road and China Creek Road to conduct a marijuana transaction. The suspects were driving a white mid-sized SUV, possibly a GMC Acadia or similar. The victim said at some point during the transaction, one of the suspects inside the SUV pulled out a gun and shot him. The suspects then drove off of the roadway, through a wooden fence, and crashed down a steep hillside. The victim then ran for help and was picked up by a local citizen.

According to officials, the victim is still in serious condition but is expected to survive.

The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office was able to maintain an arrested warrant for Martin after conducting an investigation and receiving multiple witness statements.

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Martin is being charged with robbery and conspiracy to commit a crime and is currently being held without bail in South Carolina and awaiting extradition to Humboldt County.

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