BEAUFORT, S.C. (WSAV) — A North Carolina man and three accomplices have been arrested in connection to an armed robbery investigation in the Lowcountry, authorities say.
Ronnie Maynor, of Orrum, North Carolina, was arrested Tuesday in a joint investigation between the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) and Beaufort Police Department.
The 41-year-old faces charges including armed robbery, possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime, possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of a firearm by a prohibited person and being a fugitive from justice.
According to police, Maynor attempted to rob the Shell Food Mart on Boundary Street Tuesday afternoon before allegedly robbing a Family Dollar store on St. Helena Island later on that day.
BCSO joined the Beaufort Police Department Tuesday in the search for Maynor.
Around 5 p.m., authorities located Maynor’s vehicle in the parking lot of America’s Best Inn on Boundary Street.
Beaufort Police arrested Maynor without incident at the inn.
Authorities say he confessed to both robberies — and the gun used in the robberies was found inside Maynor’s hotel room.
Maynor is being held at the Beaufort County Detention Center on a $185,000 bond.
Police also arrested Maynor’s girlfriend, Alisha Hunt, 41, of Lumberton, North Carolina, for being a fugitive from justice. Beaufort Police says both Maynor and Hunt were wanted by authorities in Lumberton for armed robbery.
Police also arrested Dequam Youmans, 30, of Beaufort, and E’Nisha Robinson, 26, of St. Helena.
Youmans and Robinson face a charge of conspiracy to commit armed robbery. Robinson is also being held on a pre-existing bench warrant in Family Court and Youmans faces a charge of simple possession of marijuana.
As of Wednesday afternoon, all four remained confined at the detention center and could face additional charges, according to BCSO.