Man Gets 30 Years Behind Bars For Spartanburg Co. Armed Hold-up - WSPA.com

Man Gets 30 Years Behind Bars For Spartanburg Co. Armed Hold-up

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Man Gets 30 Years Behind Bars For Armed Hold-up - July 25, 2013

The man accused of holding up a Spartanburg County restaurant was sentenced to 30 years in prison Thursday.

Kenneth Craig, 30, was found guilty by a jury on 2 counts of armed robbery, 11 counts of attempted armed robbery, and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.

Investigators say Craig held up the Waffle House on Chesnee Highway in January.

His partner, 19-year-old Dante Williams, was shot and killed by a concealed weapon permit holder.

Concealed Weapon Permit Holder Testifies In Spartanburg Robbery Trial - July 24, 2013

A man who shot and killed an accused robber is testifying in the trial against his partner in crime.

Deputies say Kenneth Craig held up the Waffle House restaurant on Chesnee Highway in January 2012 with 19-year-old Dante Williams.

A concealed weapon permit holder named Justin Harrison shot and killed Williams, according to Spartanburg County Sheriff's Deputies.

Craig was later arrested and is on trial.

According to 7 On Your Side's coverage partners at the Herald-Journal Harrison testified he did not obey Williams' orders to get down on the ground. Instead he opened fire.

He even offered his cell phone to call 911 when the line was cut.

Craig's lawyer says his client was arrested without probable cause or a formal identification process, such as a lineup. To read more on this story, click here.

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