Sheriff: Woman Lured Men to Fatal Robbery

Richland County, SC (WLTX) -Richland County deputies are searching for a woman and two men they say took part in a robbery and assault that left a victim dead.

Last Saturday around 2 a.m., deputies say the woman approached several men at the Latino's Bar and Grill on Old Percival Road and solicited them for sex. Sheriff Leon Lott says the woman told the men her name was "Mariah."

Three men left the bar with the women, and investigators believe three other male suspects followed the group to a home on Fairlamb Avenue. When they all arrived at the house, two of the victims were severely beaten and robbed and the third was shot and killed.

The victim was identified as Luis Enrique Contreras-Teran, 39, of Columbia.

Anyone with information should call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC, or e-mail a tip in to 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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