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Greenville police capture machete bandit suspects

Posted September 14, 2011

— Greenville police arrested two men Tuesday in connection with multiple armed robberies involving machetes.

Travis Deshawn Branch, 24, was arrested Tuesday morning after authorities responded to an armed robbery at the Kangaroo on Charles Boulevard. Authorities arrested Branch after chasing him on foot near Rose High School. Several items from the robbery including a machete were recovered at the time Branch was arrested. 

Another suspect, Travis Lorenzo Moye, 22, was arrested late Tuesday. Both men were charged with five counts of armed robbery, authorities said. 

Branch was also charged with larceny, breaking and entering and obtaining property by false pretense. He is being held on $500,000 secured bond.


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  • glockedup Sep 14, 2011

    It's a good thing they didn't get shot by someone for bringing a knife to a gun fight.

  • Rebelyell55 Sep 14, 2011

    This is just another example of what the "dumbing" down of America is producing. It'll only get worse.

  • hunter38 Sep 14, 2011

    And let me take a wild guess here.......I bet they were already on probation for something else maybe?? Way to go "justice' system.

  • edwh14 Sep 14, 2011

    They are probably already out on bail and back to their evil ways. Our great society at work.

  • Rebelyell55 Sep 14, 2011

    Good job, locked up for a while and put on probation, we'll see them again in the new.