Suspect in Riverwalk attack arrested in Newberry, SC

Robey Moses (WRDW-TV)

Robey Moses (WRDW-TV)

News 12 at 6 o'clock / Saturday, May 11, 2013

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW) -- A second suspect in last week's Riverwalk attack has been identified and arrested.

Robey Moses, 21, is in jail now, but he's not in the Richmond County Jail -- he's in jail in South Carolina.

"Any time there's a criminal like that, that's so brutal, on the loose -- I mean, people are worried," said a Riverwalk vendor.

That alleged criminal is now behind bars, and people are filling the streets of the Riverwalk again.

"Augusta is a great place to live and a safe place to be," a Riverwalk visitor said.

But it wasn't so safe about a week ago when a couple was brutally beaten and robbed. However, now everyone who visits the Riverwalk can feel a little safer that one of the alleged robbers is in jail.

Even though the robbery happened at the Riverwalk in Augusta, one of the suspects was caught in South Carolina.

"We found out from the State Law Enforcement Division that the suspect was possibly in our area," said the sheriff of Newberry County.

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office informed SLED about Moses' possible whereabouts, and Newberry law enforcement went after him.

"We assembled a group of police officers from the City of Newberry, the tactical unit from the Newberry County Sheriff's Office, along with members of the State Law Enforcement Division," the Newberry sheriff said.

Investigators from the Richmond County Sheriff's Office interviewed Moses Friday night after his arrest.

The Newberry sheriff says Moses didn't resist when they arrived.

"There was no fight. We had enough people that I think they realized that there would not be a positive outcome if they tried to flee," said the Newberry sheriff.

While some may want to wait before they come out to the Riverwalk, one visitor says the best is yet to come from this area.

"I'm more comfortable now that they have found someone, but like I said, I think it's going to be even bigger and better than it already is," she said.

The other suspect in the case, Kevin Richardson, is still on the loose.

If you have seen him or know where he is, contact the Richmond County Sheriff's Office.


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