LADY’S ISLAND, S.C. (WSAV) – An 18-year-old has been arrested and charged in connection to an armed robbery on Lady’s Island.
According to the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO), Karon Thomas, of Lady’s Island, was arrested Thursday for armed robbery and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.
BCSO said the robbery happened around 6 p.m. near Sea Island Parkway and Thomas Atkins Road. The victim told deputies they were robbed of personal items at gunpoint.
According to BCSO, the victim knew Thomas.
As investigators were searching for the suspect, they received a tip that the suspect was at a Walmart several blocks away.
Investigators quickly identified Thomas and took him into custody, BCSO said.
Thomas’ bond hearing was held Friday. He received a $25,000 cash bond for the armed robbery charge and a $10,000 cash bond for the weapon charge.
At this time, he remains in custody at the Beaufort County Detention Center.