From staff reports
Following a joint investigation between the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office and the Beaufort Police Department on Wednesday, July 14, Ronnie Maynor, 41, of Orrum, N.C., was charged in Monday afternoon’s armed robbery of Family Dollar on St. Helena Island.
Beaufort Police officers arrested Maynor at 5 p.m. Tuesday at America’s Best Inn on Boundary Street in Beaufort — less than four hours after Maynor’s attempted armed robbery of a Shell Food Mart, a short distance away on Boundary, and just 2½ hours after the armed robbery of Family Dollar.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, in the Shell robbery, which occurred at 1:18 p.m. Maynor entered the store and demanded money from the clerk at gunpoint but fled before getting any cash. Sheriff’s Office deputies assisted Beaufort Police in searching the area for the subject but were unable to locate him.
In the meantime, at 2:35 p.m. Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to Family Dollar at 791 Sea Island Parkway on St. Helena, for a report of an armed robbery. There, the subject, later identified as Maynor, had allegedly taken cash from a register while holding a clerk at gunpoint.
It was learned in the investigation that the subject in both robberies was one and the same and that he was driving a stolen vehicle out of Colleton County.
At 3:35 p.m., a Sheriff’s Office deputy located the vehicle in question parked at America’s Best Inn in Beaufort.
Beaufort Police apprehended Maynor and charged him with Armed Robbery, Possession of a Firearm in the Commission of a Violent Crime, Possession of a Firearm by a Felon and Possession of a Stolen Vehicle. Maynor was also charged as a fugitive from justice on an outstanding warrant for an armed robbery in North Carolina.
A Sheriff’s Office investigator obtained warrants early Wednesday and charged Maynor with Armed Robbery and Possession of a Firearm in the Commission of a Violent Crime for the Family Dollar robbery.
Maynor is being held at the Beaufort County Detention Center on $185,000 bond.
Beaufort Police also arrested three accomplices in the Shell Food Mart robbery Tuesday:
E’Nisha Robinson, 26, of St. Helena, was charged with Conspiracy. She is also being held on a pre-existing bench warrant in Family Court.
Dequam Youmans, 30, of Beaufort, was charged with Conspiracy. The Sheriff’s Office also charged Youmans with Simple Possession of Marijuana.
Alisha Hunt, 41, of Lumberton, N.C., was charged as a Fugitive from Justice.