Easley, S.C. (FOX Carolina) -- Tuesday night, Easley's police chief said officers have made two arrests in the shooting of Stacey Childress, 49, who was found shot at B Pam’s Food Mart on December 14, 2018.
Easley Police charged the two suspects in the B-Pam’s Food Mart robbery that resulted in the death of store clerk Stacy Regina Childress. Easley Police are actively still working the case
The store is located at 201 NE Main St in Easley.
On December 14th, two suspects entered the convenience store with their faces covered and guns in hand. Stacey Childress was working behind the counter at the time.
Chief Tollison confirmed that Stacey Childress had a gun on her person, fired it, and tried to defend herself.
Police did not find evidence that the suspects had been hit by the shots, but the suspects did get away. Stacey Childress succumbed to her injuries.
The victim's son, Dalton Kirby, spoke to reporters at the gas station a few days after the event. He said his mother had worked at the gas station for more than three years. He said she left behind a grandbaby, and another on the way.
At a presser on Wednesday, February 6, investigators announced the suspects as Ty Christian Ladson and Quinton Maurice Collins, both of Greenville County. Both were charged with murder and attempted robbery with a deadly weapon.
At the press conference, it was revealed Collins had previously tried to take a cash register from the same store a few years ago and was charged. We're also told he had an extensive criminal history and was even involved in a kidnapping at some point.
Investigators say the store was robbed before and that patrols are being added following the shooting.
Investigators also say three days after the shooting, they found the silver Subaru that acted as their getaway car abandoned in Greer. Forensic and video evidence linked Collins to the car.