Chief Terrence Green would like the greater Town of Lexington
community to know that Joseph Antonio Drafts, Sr., age 46 of Greenwood, South Carolina, has been arrested for his involvement in an attempted strong arm robbery that occurred on the evening of Monday, March 2, 2020, that left the victim injured.
The day after the incident, the victim told officers that at approximately 6:00 p.m., Joseph Drafts, Sr. had given him a ride and drove him to Kettle Court off of West Main Street. Once there, Joseph Drafts, Sr. began assaulting the victim while also trying to take money from the victim’s pocket. The victim was able to flee from the vehicle but Joseph Drafts, Sr. chased him down and continued to assault him by striking his face and head. The victim refused to give Joseph Drafts, Sr. any of the money and he finally fled from the scene in a dark red Buick sedan.
While speaking with the victim, officers could see that he had multiple injuries to his face and head to include a swollen eye socket, cuts and bruising, swelling to the jaw area and blood inside his eyeball.
Joseph Drafts, Sr. was arrested at his home by the Greenwood County Sheriff’s Department for the felony charges of Attempted Strong Arm Robbery, Assault & Battery 1 st Degree and Kidnapping. He is currently being held at the Lexington County Detention Center.