4 arrested following Sonic armed robbery in Lake City

4 arrested following Sonic armed robbery in Lake City

LAKE CITY, SC (WMBF) - Four people have been arrested in connection with an armed robbery at a Lake City Sonic Drive-Thru restaurant.

Jason Jones, Tiffany Burgess and Steven Earl Wilson have been charged with criminal conspiracy; and Joe Brian McFadden has been charged with armed robbery, said Lake City Police Captain John Kelly.

According to the investigation, police said following the robbery at the fast-food chain, "investigators uncovered evidence to suggest that the individuals sought may have had some assistance from a person living nearby, in theory that would account for the quick disappearance of the suspects prior to the arrival of law enforcement…"

Police said Burgess was a Sonic employee and met on several occasions with the individuals to discuss the robbery and a plan to elude law enforcement.

The four suspects were taken to the Florence County Detention Center following the arrests.

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