BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) – Deputies with the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office detained four suspects following an armed robbery attempt at a Cross Food Mart on Old Highway 6 on Thursday, one of the suspects wore a “stop the violence” shirt while he committed the crime.
During the robbery, a female worker was struck in the back of the head, according to officials with the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office. The store owner decided to fight back and fired a warning shot, authorities stated. Jonnie Elmore (pictured right), Jobriel Dupree (pictured left), Quadrick Whetstone (not shown) and Delmontae Geddist (not shown) fled in a vehicle.
The getaway was short-lived, and deputies with the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office conducted a felony car stop on the vehicle just down the road.
Elmore and Dupree were booked-in at the Hill-Finklea Detention Center on charges of Armed Robbery. Whetstone was taken to the Department of Juvenile Justice and is facing adult charges of Armed Robbery, Assault and Battery 1st Degree and Possession of a Weapon During a Violent Crime. Geddist was also taken to DJJ on adult charges of Armed Robbery and Possession of a Weapon During a Violent Crime.