Elgin teen charged in Circle K robbery transported to Aiken County to be charged

Trapp McRae
Photo provided by the Aiken County detention center

The Elgin teen identified as one of the three suspects involved in the armed robbery of the Circle K on Edgefield Highway in June was finally charged after he was brought to Aiken County from Richland County on Thursday.

Timothy Nathaniel Trapp McRae, 17, was charged Thursday with armed robbery, possession of a weapon during a violent crime and possession of stolen goods valued more than $2,000 but less than $10,000, according to jail records.

McRae was arrested in Richland County on unrelated charges and continues to be held at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center in Columbia. He was transported Thursday to the Aiken County detention center, where he was charged and received a bond of $30,000, according to court records.

He was then transported back to Alvin S. Glenn.

On June 14, Aiken County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the Circle K at 1925 Edgefield Highway around 2:45 a.m. after the clerk called 911 claiming a white male and black male had entered the store and demanded money at gunpoint, according to the report

The clerk claimed the white male suspect had entered the store alone first, bought a bottle of water and then exited the store. Then, a short time later, the white male entered again with the black male, who was armed with a black handgun, according to the incident report.

The black male went to the counter in front of the register and pointed the gun, while the white male went to the side of the counter where employees entered and grabbed the cash from the register, the report states.

The suspects then fled the area with an undetermined amount of cash in a stolen gray 2010 Mercury Milan sedan, driven by a third suspect, police reported.

Investigators have identified the black male as 16-year-old Berry Harvey Butler, who is wanted on charges of robbery while armed with a deadly weapon, possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime and receiving stolen goods, according to a release provided by the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office.

Police are asking for the public’s help in locating Butler and identifying the third suspect.

McRae was identified by information provided to law enforcement by citizens.

Anyone with information on Butler’s whereabouts or the identity of the third suspect is encouraged to call the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office at 803-648-6811. Tipsters can also remain anonymous by calling CrimeStoppers at 888-CRIME-SC.


Trapp McRae

September 1, 2018 | Aiken Standard (SC)
Author/Byline: Tripp Girardeau tgirardeau@aikenstandard.com | Page: 003 | Section: A

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