Jarolee Dozier III

Jarolee Dozier III

A fourth suspect was charged Thursday with involvement in a 2019 attempted murder and kidnapping. 

Jarolee Dozier III, 19, of Graniteville was charged with two counts of kidnapping, two counts of attempted murder, armed robbery while armed or allegedly armed and possession of a weapon during a violent crime, according to jail records. 

Hannah Zaire Chandler, 19, of Wagener; Mariah Ruth Burnett, 22, of Aiken; and Traiquan Levell Smith, 25, of Graniteville, were each charged in April for their involvement in the case. 

Deputies met with a victim in July 2019 in reference to an assault, robbery and kidnapping, according to an incident report from the Aiken County Sheriff's Office.

The victim reported he had been contacted by another victim about meeting with two suspects who were making promises of sex, the report states.

The two victims were picked up by the two suspects and arrived at a residence somewhere in the area of New Ellenton and Jackson.

Three face kidnapping, attempted murder charges in 2019 Aiken County case

The victim told deputies he was worried about the location and said it appeared to be a "trap" house, the report states. The victim described the house to be a mobile home and said the residence was dark with a small lamp on when the two walked in.

Once the victim closed the door of the residence, the victim reported seeing another suspect appear wearing a mask, according to the report.

One victim said one of the suspects attempted to "pistol whip" the other victim from behind.

The victim reported seeing approximately eight to 12 black males "pouring out" into the home.

The victim attempted to escape but slipped on the back steps, the report states. He was then approached by a suspect pointing what he described as an AK-47 at him.

The victim offered to give the suspects money at his residence in Edgefield County.

As he began to walk, another suspect struck him three times in the face with an AR-15, according to the report.

After recovering from the blows, the victim realized the other victim who had arrived with him had escaped.

The victim said the suspects began assaulting him before taking him to a car.

On the way to the victim's residence, a suspect reportedly told the victim the incident was meant for the other victim due to him owing money.

At one point, the suspects reportedly stopped the car and threatened to kill the victim, the report states.

The victim later received medical treatment for his injuries and contacted the Sheriff's Office.

The victim said he had Facebook profiles of some of the suspects involved but feared retaliation.

Dozier was taken to the Aiken County detention center where he was being held as of Friday morning. 

Matthew Enfinger is the crime and courts reporter with the Aiken Standard. Follow him on Twitter: @matt_enfinger