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Man arrested for Lexington strong arm robbery

Lexington, SC – Chief Terrence Green of the Lexington Police Department said Wednesday that Joseph Antonio Drafts, Sr., age 46 of Greenwood, South Carolina, has been arrested for his involvement in an attempted strong arm robbery that occurred on the evening of Monday, March 2, 2020. The robbery left the victim injured.

The day after the incident, the victim told officers that at approximately 6:00 p.m., Drafts had driven him to Kettle Court off of West Main Street. Once there, Drafts began assaulting the man while trying to take money from the victim’s pocket. The victim was able to flee from the vehicle but Drafts chased him down and continued to assault him hitting him in his face and head. The victim refused to give him any of the money and Drafts finally fled from the scene in a dark red Buick sedan.

While speaking with the victim, officers could see that he had multiple injuries to his face and head to include a swollen eye socket, cuts and bruising, swelling to the jaw area and blood inside his eyeball.

Drafts was arrested at his home by the Greenwood County Sheriff’s Department for the felony charges of Attempted Strong Arm Robbery, Assault & Battery 1st Degree and Kidnapping. He is currently being held at the Lexington County Detention Center.

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