SC credit union armed robbery suspect arrested in Florida

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) -The suspect wanted in the Feb. 5 armed robbery of a South Carolina credit union has been arrested in Florida, according to jail logs.

Samuel Neathery, 29, is currently booked in the Osceola County Jail on a fugitive warrant. Neathery currently has no bond and is scheduled to appear in court for his first appearance Saturday morning at 11 a.m., according to NBC affiliate WIS.

Forest Acres Police Chief Gene Sealy says Neathery was arrested Friday night in Kissimmee, FL, south of Orlando, FL, by members of the U.S. Marshal’s Florida-Carribbean Regional Fugitive Task Force. Court and extradition proceedings should take place next week, beginning on Feb. 25, Sealy says. Neathery will be charged with armed robbery, six counts of kidnapping, and possession of a deadly weapon in the commission of a violent crime.

NBC affiliate WIS stated that Neathery allegedly entered the South Carolina Federal Credit Union in Forest Acres on Feb. 5 in an attempt to rob it. When he and his accomplice, Daisy Esther Feliberty, exited the bank, they encountered police and tried to flee. Neathery fled from the back of the credit union and was able to escape.

Neathery later encountered a Columbia Police Department officer and was not detained because the suspect changed his appearance.

Feliberty, 35, was shot by law enforcement when she tried to flee the scene is a car stolen from Georgia, WIS stated. She was hospitalized and later released to police.

Feliberty was charged with armed robbery, six counts of kidnapping, possession of a deadly weapon in the commission of a violent crime, possession of a stolen handgun. She waived her right to appear in bond court and to have a bond set.

Neathery has a previous conviction for armed robbery. He had been sentenced to 10 years in the Florida Department of Corrections in May 2009. He was released from prison in May 2018, according to Florida Department of Corrections online records.

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