Sheriff: Armed robbery suspect arrested following manhunt | Crime
Orangeburg County Sheriff Leroy Ravenell announces the arrest of an Orangeburg man he says robbed a convenience store then led officers on a two-hour manhunt late Monday night.
The report said just after 11 p.m., officers responded to an armed robbery call at a convenience store located on the 2700 block of Magnolia Street.
The clerk told deputies that 30-year-old Lamar Alexander Amos was purchasing a lighter when he pulled out a handgun and demanded cash.
According to the clerk, Amos was seen leaving the store in a brown four-door vehicle.
Deputies were called out to assist officers from the Department of Public Safety at a residence outside of city limits while they were investigating the armed robbery within city limits.
A deputy spotted Amos’s vehicle and attempted a traffic stop. That's when Amos led officers on a short vehicle chase, the report stated.
Deputies then observed Amos jump out of his vehicle and run into a wooded area.
Deputy Sheriffs, the Sheriff’s Office canine officers, Orangeburg Department of Public Safety, and the SC Department of Probation, Parole, and Pardon Services were involved in the nearly two hour manhunt for Amos.
Deputies took Amos into custody without incident.
“We are extremely grateful for the assistance of the Department of Public Safety and Probation, Parole, and Pardon for helping us locate this dangerous criminal and bringing him to justice,” said Ravenell.
The bond hearing for Amos will be Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 2:30 p.m.