Fmr. Upstate police chief arrested for bank robbery on Pawleys Island


GEORGETOWN COUNTY, SC (WSPA) Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office officials arrested a former Upstate police chief, who was identified as the suspect of a bank robbery in the Pawleys Island community on Friday.

According to a sheriff’s office news release, deputies arrested Richard Edward Inman, 49, of Fountain Inn, after he reportedly went into Bank of America on US-17 just before 6 p.m., gave the teller a note demanding money and said he was armed with a firearm.

Inman then reportedly left the area in a van and traveled south on US-17 in Georgetown County, prompting a chase into Charleston County and passing through McClellanville.

According to the release, the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office assisted in stopping Inman’s vehicle.

When Inman got out of the van, he was wounded by a deputy and taken into custody.

He was then taken to MUSC Health Medical Center for treatment before he was booked into the Charleston County jail.

South Carolina Law Enforcement Division is handling the investigation.

Back in 2017, Inman — a former police chief at Williamston Police Department — was accused of robbing a Simpsonville bank.

In that incident, Simpsonville Police said Inman walked into Bank of America on Fairview Road, handed the teller a handwritten note claiming he was armed and demanded money.

Surveillance photos from the bank showed Inman was not wearing a disguise during the armed robbery.

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