One suspect surrenders, one at large in Jasper County home invasion

achristnovich@islandpacket.comJuly 7, 2012 

A Jasper County man facing an attempted murder charge after a violent June 29 home invasion in which a family of five was held hostage and robbed and one member was shot in the leg and pistol-whipped has turned himself in to the Ridgeland Police Department.

Brandon Oneil Graves, 24, of Pineland, surrendered to police Thursday morning, according to a news release issued Saturday by Ridgeland police spokesman Cpl. Tim East. A second suspect in the incident remains at large, the release said.

Here's how events unfolded, according to East:

Around 10 p.m. June 29, Graves and the second suspect kicked in the door of a home in the Carter's Mill Estates neighborhood. The men then pistol-whipped one family member before shooting him in the leg, East said. The pair then tied the hands of the adult hostages and herded them into a rear bedroom.

The men then stole cash, a Playstation 3 and a 30-inch television, the release said.

East could not be reached for comment Saturday for further details.

The gunshot victim was treated for head and leg injuries at Coastal Carolina Hospital.

Graves is likely to face additional felony charges, the release said.

Anyone with information on the incident or the second suspect should contact the police department at 843-726-7530.

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