Three teenagers were arrested on first-degree burglary charges Friday after they robbed a man's house and the victim was hit by their getaway vehicle, according to the Bluffton Police Department.
Samuel P. Freeman, 18; Landon Edward House, 18; and Carloryd De Edward Moss, 18, also were charged with unlawful carrying of a firearm and possession of a weapon during a violent offense after the burglary on Buck Island Road just before 11 a.m., a news release said.
The victim spotted three teens in possession of his property as they were sitting in a gold Honda SUV at a nearby apartment complex.
When the victim confronted the suspects, Freeman, the SUV's driver, drove into him and hit another vehicle as he drove away, the release said. Police stopped the SUV on Buckwalter Parkway near Hampton Hall.
Police found several of the victim's belongings in the vehicle, including a .40-caliber Smith & Wesson handgun.
Freeman also was charged with aggravated assault and leaving the scene of an accident with property damage.
No bond information was available for the three teens as of 6 p.m. Friday.
EMS treated the victim for injuries at the scene, the release said.