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Man Beaten with Ax Handle; Suspect Arrested, 2 Wanted

11:33 AM, Dec 17, 2012   |    comments
Tanner Reece Brittain (Image: Kershaw County Detention Center)
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Columbia, SC (WLTX) - Kershaw County deputies have arrested one suspect and are looking for two others in connection with a beating and robbery in Kershaw County.

Officers say Tanner Reece Brittain, 19, has been taken into custody. Nathaniel Walter Brown, 22, and Vance Lamar Fower, 18, are both wanted.

Deputies say on November 25, Brittain contacted the victim and asked him if he wanted to buy an X-Box and a TV from him. When the victim arrived at the purchase location, deputies say Brown and Fowler came out of the woods armed with a shotgun and an axe handle.

According to investigators, Brown beat the victim repeatedly with the axe handle and told Fowler to shoot the victim. The victim, though, begged for his life and got away after the men took $215 from him, officers say.

Anyone with information should call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC, or e-mail a tip in to Crimestoppers of the Midlands. You can also text information in by texting "TIPSC" plus your message to CRIMES (274637). Either way you choose, your identity will remain anonymous, and you could be eligible for a cash reward.

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