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Georgetown Police arrest suspect in January bank robbery

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GEORGETOWN, SC (WMBF) – A man wanted for a bank robbery at the South State Bank in Georgetown on January 15 was arrested Monday morning, according to a news release from the Georgetown Police Department.

Percy Blackwell Jr., 47, of Andres was arrested at about 11:30 a.m. after investigators made a traffic stop on a vehicle he was riding in on Alex Alford Road.

Blackwell had an outstanding warrant for the robbery of the South State Bank on January 15 at about 12:00 p.m., according to officials. Blackwell walked into the bank and passed the teller a note demanding money.

Blackwell was identified using the surveillance camera footage, and warrants were obtained. He had been a fugitive from justice since the robbery.

Blackwell was taken to the Georgetown County Detention Center to await a bond hearing.

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