Deputies in Spartanburg County said a mother and son were charged in a strong armed robbery that occurred in Boiling Springs on Friday night.
Deputies said Angela McLyea, 42, and her son Dalton Schuman, 19, were charged with strong arm robbery. Schuman was also charged with aggravated assault and battery.
Deputies said the victim in the case had just returned to his home on Hanging Rock Road from a trip to Bi-Lo. While the victim was getting out of his car, deputies said a white vehicle pulled up in front of the driveway, and Schuman got out of the car.
Deputies said Schuman asked the man for directions, then lunged at him and grabbed him by the waist.
The victim fought back and hit Schuman multiple times, but deputies said Schuman was able to get the victim's wallet out of his back pocket.
Deputies said McLyea drove away from the house when Schuman and the suspect began to fight, and Schuman ran from the scene to catch up to the vehicle after he had stolen the man's wallet.
The victim told deputies the wallet contained $300, a credit card, driver's license, and other cards, according to reports.
Deputies said other people in the home witnessed the crime and provided statements, which eventually led deputies to identify McLyea and Schuman as the suspects during the course of the investigation.
Deputies said the victim and the suspects did not know each other.
The incident appeared to be a crime of opportunity, deputies said.
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