Above, Kenneth Piper, 26, Canton. Piper was one of four suspects apprehended in conjunction with armed robbery.
Four suspects have been arrested in conjunction with Monday night’s home invasion on Rampley Trail. Shortly after the Cherokee Sheriff’s Office released the video of the suspects using the victim’s debit card at the Canton Wal-mart, detectives began to receive information on their Facebook page about the identities of those on the video. Investigators were able to determine that two of the suspects lived at an apartment complex in Canton. When investigators arrived at the location all four suspects from the video were present. A search warrant at the apartment yielded the victim’s purse, a 9mm handgun and three red bandanas believed to be used in the robbery. Investigators also found receipts where the suspects had used the victim’s debit card at other businesses in Canton. The cash stolen in the robbery has not been recovered.
Kenneth Piper, 26 years of age, Heather Fernandez, 27 years of age, Willie Collins, 26 years of age and Mason Thompson, 27 years of age, have all been charged with Armed Robbery and Financial Transaction Fraud. All four suspects live in Canton and remain in custody at the Cherokee Adult Detention Center without bond.
The investigation remains ongoing. Investigators are still attempting to determine why the suspects chose to rob the specific location on Rampley Trail. Additional charges are likely and more arrests are possible.