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Georgetown County Deputies capture armed robbery suspect

William Charles Blackburn (Source: GCSO) William Charles Blackburn (Source: GCSO)

MURRELLS INLET, SC (WMBF) – The Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office charged a man in connection with an armed robbery that occurred Tuesday July, 20 at midnight on 4779 Highway 17 Business in the Murrells Inlet Community, according to a GCSO news release.

When 55-year-old William Charles Blackburn was given a ride, he put a pocket knife next to the victim’s cheek and demanded her pocketbook.

The victim was able to exit the vehicle after a brief struggle, the release states.

Blackburn fled the scene on foot towards the south end, and then took a cab to 9185 Highway 17 North in Pawleys Island.

Deputies quickly captured and arrested the suspect, according to the news release.

Blackburn is being held at the GCSO with one count of armed robbery and one count of kidnapping.

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