17-year-old faces charges in botched robbery that resulted in Sumter man's death in 2018


A 17-year-old woman is the third suspect facing charges in connection to the November 2018 shooting death of a Sumter man who was allegedly killed during a "robbery gone bad,"  according to city authorities.

Mary Green, of Dixie Street, is charged with accessory after the fact of murder and criminal conspiracy to commit armed robbery for her alleged role in the shooting death of Chester “Rock” Stavis, Tonyia McGirt, Sumter Police Department public information officer.

Stavis’ body was found, with an apparent gunshot wound to the chest, on Nov. 21, 2018, in a waterway near Dicks and Rast streets after he had been reported missing days earlier by family members, according to the police department and Sumter County Coroner’s Office.

Green was booked at Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center Saturday morning, McGirt said, where bond was set this morning at $10,000 surety.

Two other suspects — Parrish Pollard, 21, and Madison Scriven, 34 — also had first appearance hearings Saturday.

Pollard and Scriven, who are both charged murder, armed robbery and conspiracy to commit armed robbery, McGirt said, were taken into custody on Thursday.

She said Pollard is additionally charged with possession of a weapon during a violent crime and both men now face a kidnapping charge as of Friday.

Bond was not set, McGirt said, and Pollard and Scriven remain at the detention center and are expected to appear in circuit court at a later date.

She said tips received through Crime Stoppers helped police identify the suspects.

The investigation is continuing.