Man arrested for Bi-Lo robbery in Lyman


Reid Kennedy

SPARTANBURG Co., S.C. (WSPA) – Lyman Police Department officials said a man was arrested after he reportedly robbed a grocery store in Lyman Wednesday night.

According to a police news release, officers responded to Bi-Lo, located at 12189 Greenville Highway, just before 9:20 p.m. after receiving a call about a robbery.

The first officer to arrive on-scene located the suspect — identified as Reid James Kennedy, of Wellford, as he was walking out of the door.

Kennedy was taken into custody.

According to police, Kennedy had reportedly assaulted one person in the parking lot of the store by punching him in the chest before going inside the store.

Once inside, Kennedy told the cashier that he had a gun and wanted $200.

Kennedy then allegedly assaulted a customer by punching him in the nec.

Once handcuffed, Kennedy reportedly tried to headbutt the officer.

Police said no weapon was found on Kennedy.

He was taken to the Spartanburg County Detention Center, where he was booked on armed robbery, third-degree assault and battery and driving under suspension charges.

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