5 Suspects Arrested in Home Invasion
Deputies responded to a report of a Home Invasion at Bowers Court. While in route to the incident location deputies were advised by the Spartanburg County Communications Center that the suspects were leaving the scene in a white in color Ford Crown Victoria. One of the responding units located a vehicle matching the description of the suspect’s vehicle a short distance away from the incident location. As other units arrived a traffic stop was performed and the five suspects inside were detained.
Deputies on the scene were able to obtain statements from the victims and along with other evidence gathered decided there was probable cause to arrest these five suspects. An Investigator assigned to the Sheriff’s Office Violent Crimes Unit presented his findings to a judge who issued warrants for the arrest of all five suspects. The following suspects have each been charged with one count of Housebreaking, four counts of Assault and Battery 1st Degree and four counts of Armed Robbery – Stephen Anthony Estes* 17 years old, Dennis Chaijsren Keth 19 years old, Vincent Kenmanivon 19 years old, Aaron David Motts 20 years old and Carlos Salas, Jr. 18 years old. They are currently in the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office Detention Center where they are awaiting a bond hearing at a time to be set by the court.
The victims in this case were treated on scene by EMS for their injuries. No one was transported to a hospital for treatment. The Investigator assigned to this case believes that some of the suspects had prior knowledge of the some of the victims and that robbery was a motive in this case.