Deputies capture armed robbery suspect after vehicle chase

Deputies capture armed robbery suspect after vehicle chase

FLORENCE COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – Florence County deputies arrested a man on Saturday, and charged him with armed robbery, according to FCSO's media release.

Edward Eugene Dewitt, 47, of Pamplico allegedly entered Poston's Superette grocery store with a knife and took an undetermined amount of money from the cash register as the owner attempted to resist, according to investigators.

The release states that Dewitt fled the store, but the owner provided a description of the suspect and his vehicle.

A short time later, deputies attempted to stop a vehicle matching the description of the suspect's vehicle near Pamplico. Dewitt refused to stop for the blue light and led deputies on a chase which ended near Johnsonville, where he was taken into custody.

According to jail records, Dewitt is charged with failure to stop for blue light, driving under suspension, and possession of cocaine. He is being held at the Florence County Detention Center on a $50,000 surety bond.

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