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Suspects arrested in home invasion
Markiez Bradford
Markiez Bradford (Provided by the Kershaw County Detention Center)

The Camden Police Department (CPD) is charging a Camden man and 16-year-old male juvenile in conjunction with a home invasion that at the Kirkwood Towns Apartments on Broad Street near Dusty Bend on June 28.

According to CPD Capt. Tom Borowski, Markiez Navelle Bradford, 20, of Lovett Road, Camden, turned himself in to the Kershaw County Detention Center on Wednesday, more than two weeks after the alleged crime. Borowski said the juvenile, who is in S.C. Department of Juvenile Justice custody turned himself in to the Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office, which then turned him over to the CPD.

Bradford is charged with first-degree burglary, possession of a weapon during a violent crime, and three counts each of first-degree assault and battery, pointing and presenting firearms at a person, and kidnapping. He is being held at the Kershaw County Detention Center awaiting a bond hearing that Borowski said should be held next week.

The juvenile is being petitioned to family court for first-degree burglary and three counts of kidnapping.

Borowski said Bradford and the juvenile, who was reportedly wearing a mask, forced their way into the apartment by popping the glass out of a rear door and then reached in top open the door. Once inside, they confronted three victims -- a 21-year-old woman, 17-year-old girl and a 19-year old man.

According to Borowski and information from a CPD report, Bradford allegedly held a gun on the three victims. The victims told police that Bradford and the juvenile demanded their IDs, took pictures of the IDs and threatened them by saying that they now knew who they were and where they lived. The victim said they felt scared that the suspects would return and harm them.

Despite the juvenile wearing a mask, one of the victims recognized him. Bradford also appears to be acquainted with at least one of the victims.

That information ultimately led both suspects to turn themselves in to law enforcement, Borowski said.