Rodney Putney
Rodney Putney

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Published 7:27pm Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Washington Police have charged a man with a slew of crimes after an incident Friday night.

Rodney Darnell Putney, age 25, of Washington Street, was arrested and charged with burglary, robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon, possession of a firearm by a felon, assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and kidnapping.

According to Lt. William Chrismon, spokesman for Washington Police, the incident occurred around 10:30 p.m. Friday, at the 300 block of West 16th Street, and involved the alleged kidnapping of another adult, in addition to robbery. Chrismon said Putney used a handgun to the commit the crime, but the injuries of the victim were caused by a blow to the head.

“Warrants were obtained and there was a foot chase involved,” Chrismon said. “He was taken into custody without incident.”

The victim took himself to the hospital, Chrismon said.

Putney was held at the Beaufort County Detention Center.



Topeka Hopkins
Topeka Hopkins

From the Washington Police Department

On Tuesday, May 27, 2014, Washington Police arrested Topeka Cox Hopkins, age 38, of West Sixth Street. Hopkins was charged with possession with intent to sell or deliver marijuana within 1,000 feet of a school, maintaining a dwelling to use, keep or sell controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Hopkins was placed in Beaufort County Detention Center with a $25,000 secured bond pending appearances.



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