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Alleged puppy snatching brothers highlight Feb. 1 arraignment calendar

By Walter Geiger Two South Carolina brothers charged in connection with a bizarre puppy-snatching highlight a plethora of defendants who will be arraigned Thursday in Lamar superior court before Judge Tommy Wilson. Anthony Tavor Robertson, 29, and Raheem Anthony Robertson, 22, allegedly took three Yorkie puppies from the Milner home of Judy and Leroy Holsclaw on May 30, 2017. The Holsclaws had advertised the puppies online and were contacted by two black males who made an appointment to come see the puppies. They arrived an hour early, pretended to be scared of the older Yorkies and snatched the puppies when Judy Holsclaw left the room to lock the older dogs in a bedroom. Lt. Shane Moore of the LCSO arrived and had Judy Holsclaw call the men. She did and told them the dogs had not been weaned and would die if not returned. They then demanded ransom money. In the meantime, investigators were pinging the cell phone the Robertsons were using and tracked it to Monticello. A high speed chase reaching speeds in excess of 100 mph. ensued that stretched onto I-20 in Morgan County where a state trooper finally pitted the Mercedes the brothers were in, wrecking it. The Robertsons have similar charges from other locations on their records. They are from the Winnsboro, S.C. area. The full arraignment calendar is published in the 1.30.18 print edition of The Herald Gazette.

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