Crime

July 30, 2014

Orangeburg Sheriff: Bond denied for man accused of robbing 5 people with weapon

Bond has been denied for a man accused of robbing five people with a weapon at a gas station earlier this month, according to Orangeburg Sheriff's deputies.

Bond has been denied for a man accused of robbing five people with a weapon at a gas station earlier this month, according to Orangeburg Sheriff's deputies.

Arthur Lee Johnson Jr., 42, was arrested Monday without incident and denied bond at his bond hearing Tuesday, according to Orangeburg County Sheriff Leroy Ravenell.

Officers were called to the Pilot Gas Station around 1:20 a.m. July 13 after five customers were threatened with a handgun and robbed in the parking lot, Ravenell said.

“Our investigation indicates that Arthur Lee Johnson Jr. demanded cash from the individuals before letting them leave because they had a child with them,” Ravenell said.

Ravenell said Johnson has been charged with possession of a weapon during a violent crime and five counts of attempted armed robbery.

Ravenell also said Johnson has previous arrests for armed robbery, grand larceny, burglary and kidnapping in Anderson County.

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