Suspect Arrested in Attempted Armed Robbery

Suspect Arrested in Attempted Armed Robbery

LADY’S ISLAND, SC (July 19, 2011/12:00 PM) – A St. Helena man is in custody on multiple charges
following an attempted armed robbery outside a Lady’s Island grocery store late last night... read more

Forty-one year old Shawn Treven Wallace was arrested moments after attempting to rob 47-year old John
Hudson at gunpoint outside Food Lion (10 Sam’s Point Rd). Just after 10 pm last night, Sheriff’s deputies
responded to the parking lot of Food Lion in reference to what was initially received as a report of found

Upon arrival, deputies met with the complainant, Hudson, who advised that he had just been the victim of
an attempted armed robbery at the rear of the store. Hudson reported that he’d been retrieving discarded
scrap produce from a bin behind Food Lion when he was suddenly approached by a black male armed with a

Hudson stated that he immediately struck the suspect in the arm, causing him to drop the pistol. Hudson was
able to take control of the weapon and flee the area, at which time he contacted law enforcement. As Hudson
was providing a description of the suspect, he noticed an individual walking through the parking lot that he
recognized as his attacker.

Deputies made contact with the subject, Shawn Treven Wallace, who was positively identified by Hudson as
the suspect from whom he’d taken the gun. Wallace was placed under arrest for Attempted Armed Robbery and
Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Violent Crime. Following his arrest, Wallace was also
found to be in possession of a small quantity of marijuana for which he was charged with Simple Possession of

The weapon used in the incident was collected from Hudson. As the investigation continued, it was discovered
that the pistol’s serial number had been obliterated. Wallace was subsequently charged with the offense of
Possessing a Firearm with Obliterated Serial Number.
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