Carjacking Suspect Identified

By: STAFF
By: STAFF

Aiken, SC., May 8 - The Aiken County Sheriff's Office holds warrants for the arrest of a Graniteville man, who on May 5 attacked a motorist and stole the victim's pickup truck in North Augusta, South Carolina.
Joseph E. Rowe, 24, 9 Gregg Street, Graniteville, South Carolina, will be charged with Assault and Battery High and Aggravated Nature, Carjacking and Financial Transaction Card Theft (two counts).
Subject Description
Gender: Male Race: White Height: 5'9" Weight: 185 Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
About 4:45 a.m., Rowe asked the victim for a ride at a Bank of America automated teller machine outside Kangaroo Express, Highway 25 and Belvedere - Clearwater Road, in North Augusta. The victim is identified as Joseph S. Roberts, 51, 101 Windy Mill Drive, in North Augusta.
The victim drove Rowe to a synagogue, Beth Shalom, 701 Atomic Road, in North Augusta.
As the driver prepared to drop off the subject, Rowe attacked the victim, pushed him out of the truck and drove away. Later the same day, the Richmond County Sheriff's Office recovered the stolen 1994, Ford Ranger pickup truck at Dugas and Harrison Streets, in Augusta.
Between 6:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m., surveillance video shows another man using the victim's stolen credit card at four different convenience and grocery stores in Richmond County and then drive away in the victim's stolen pickup.
The Columbia County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday arrested the individual, Terry L. Hanna, 41, 610 Grant Avenue, North Augusta, South Carolina. He faces charges in Richmond County for the use of the stolen credit cards.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Joseph Rowe is asked to contact Investigator Charles Cain at the Aiken County Sheriff's Office: (800) 922-9709. Individuals also should call Crimestoppers of the Midlands: (888) 559-TIPS. Callers can remain anonymous and are eligible for a cash reward or between $50 and $1000.

Information from Aiken County Sheriff's Office


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