Soldier charged with armed robbery in Swansea

News-DemocratFebruary 27, 2014 

A South Carolina soldier has been charged with an armed robbery in Swansea.

Denzell D. Grant, 19, who was stationed at Fort Hood, Texas, has been charged in federal court with armed robbery and possession of a firearm in a violent crime.

The charges allege that Grant committed an armed robbery at Max's One Stop Shop in Swansea in October. Grant allegedly was armed with a small-caliber handgun, and when the clerk wrestled with him, Grant was shot in the arm.

If convicted, Grant would face a sentence of up to 20 years in prison and a fine up to $250,000 on the armed robbery, and up to 10 years in prison and a fine of $250,000 on the gun charge. The sentences would be required to run consecutively.

Grant remains in custody until trial, which is slated for April. He is a U.S. Army soldier who was apparently visiting in the metro-east at the time. The clerk suffered a minor injury to his hand, according to police statements at the time.

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