Guns and Ammo Robbery

By: Staff Email
By: Staff Email

Friday, Sept. 7, 2012

BELVEDERE, S.C. -- News 12 has learned of the two surviving suspects in the attempted burglary at Guns and Ammo Gunsmith are now out of the hospital and behind bars.

The Aiken County Sheriff's Office says Eddie Stewart was released from the hospital and taken to the Richmond County Jail.

On Friday afternoon, he was extradited to Aiken County, where he is being charged with burglary, grand larceny and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.

Franklin Robinson was released from the hospital last month and taken to the Aiken County Detention Center. He and Stewart will face the same charges.

The Aiken County coroner says the third suspect, 20-year-old K'Raven Goodwin of Eastover, S.C., died from multiple gunshot wounds on Thursday morning.

Investigators say a vehicle crashed into the store to break in around 3:30 a.m.

The business owner, Stephen Bayezes, says he was asleep in his home behind the store when the alarm started going off. He woke up and ran to the store where he saw three men loading guns into the van. One of the men yelled, "Shoot the (explicative)," so Bayezes started shooting. He hit all three of the suspects, killing one as the other two fled.

Goodwin was left at the scene. Stewart and Robinson ran away to the Waffle House on Martintown Road near I-20.

Police were called to both scenes and the suspects were taken to the hospital.

The owner was very shaken up. He and his friends spent the morning cleaning up the store and boarding up the side wall.

This is the second time in three years the business has been broken into. After the last break-in in 2009, he added bars and a sign that says "24-Hour Armed Guard" to the front of his store. Click here to read his story.

The owner says the stolen guns were recovered from the van at Waffle House.

To see a 360-view of the scene, click here.

Pictures from the scene:

The same type of gun used by the business owner.

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