FCSO arrests suspect that allegedly robbed store at knife point

Malphus (Source: Florence County Sheriff's Office)
Malphus (Source: Florence County Sheriff's Office)

FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) Police in Florence County arrested a Pee Dee man Tuesday after allegedly robbing a convenience store at knife point.

Captain Michael Nunn, spokesperson for the Florence County Sheriff's Office, told WMBF News Florence County Investigators arrested 27-year-old Derrick Lee Malphus of Darlington Monday and charged him with Armed Robbery, Wile Armed of Alleged Armed With a Deadly Weapon.

Investigators said that Malphus robbed a convenience store on West Lucas Street in Florence. Malphus presented a knife and demanded money for a store employee. When the store clerk refused to give Malphus any money, he fled, but police apprehended him at a nearby motel, Nunn said.

Malphus is in custody at the Florence County Detention Center awaiting a bond hearing.

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