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Oconee County Sheriff’s Office Arrests Four Anderson County Men on Charges of Assaulting a Teenager

Brandon Lee Richards

Dakota Scott Lewis

James Samuel Crittendon

Alejandro Vincent Ryan Patrick Gehrmann

(Walhalla, SC)--------------------------------------An investigation into the assault of a teenage male in late May at an apartment complex near Seneca has led to the arrest of four Anderson County men.

19 year old James Samuel Crittendon of Boggs Road in Belton, 21 year old Dakota Scott Lewis of Blume Road in Anderson, 22 year old Brandon Lee Richards of Brown Road in Starr and 22 year old Alejandro Vincent Ryan Patrick Gehrmann of Maverick Drive in Pendleton were booked into the Oconee County Detention Center around 2:56pm Thursday and at 4:28am, 11:38am and 12:45pm respectively today. All four men have been charged with Assault and Battery by Mob (Serious Injury) – 2nd Degree.

Crittendon and Lewis both received a $25,000 surety bond. Crittendon was released from the Detention Center after posting bond today. Lewis remains in custody, at this time, as does Richards and Gehrmann, who have yet to have a bond hearing.

A deputy from the Uniform Patrol Division spoke with a family member of the victim on June 1st in regards to the assault, which occurred at the clubhouse of The View at the Pier on Highpointe Boulevard near Seneca during the evening hours of May 29th.

The investigation was turned over to the Criminal Investigations Division. During the course of the investigation, it was determined that the victim was assaulted by a group of men. The victim sustained injuries in the assault that required medical attention.

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is continuing its investigation and will not releasing any further information at this time, including information that could in any way identify the juvenile victim in this case. Due to the ongoing investigation, the Sheriff’s Office will not be releasing any names of any additional suspects who have pending charges in this case until they are arrested.

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