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CPD arrests suspect for April robbery in Kirkwood Park
Kwansey Shakeal Holiday (KCDC photo)

One of two men suspected in an armed robbery in Dusty Bend’s Kirkwood Park on April 14 is in custody.

Camden Police Department (CPD) Chief Joe Floyd and Detective Dallas Rabon confirmed that officers arrested Kwansey Shakeal Holiday, 26, of Black River Road, Rembert, on Aug. 1. He is still being held without bond at the Kershaw County Detention Center.

“A magistrate decided to let a circuit court judge set Holiday’s bond,” Rabon said.

Rabon said the CPD petitioned a juvenile suspect to family court in April not long after the alleged robbery.

According to online Kershaw County Clerk of Court records, Holiday is charged with “armed robbery, robbery while armed or allegedly armed with a deadly weapon.”

On April 14, two 17-year-old girls said they were in Kirkwood Park around 7 p.m. when two African American male subjects -- both 5 feet 10 inches or taller with slender builds -- approached them with bandanas over their faces and armed with handguns. The girls told police officer that the suspects demanded their valuables. One of the suspects allegedly struck one of the girls in the head, causing a minor injury to her right ear.

The girls said the men then took off toward Broad Street on foot.

A separate witness described the bandanas as dark blue and that the men crossed over Tucker Street when they left the area. The suspect’s took one of the girl’s wallets and the other girl’s iPhone.

Holiday’s only previous conviction in Kershaw County came in Aug. 2016 when he pled guilty to possession of less than one gram of meth or cocaine base. Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office deputies originally charged him in December 2014 with the manufacture, distribution, etc., of cocaine base. A judge sentenced him to three years imprisonment and a fine, credited with time served with the balance suspended.