Sheriff: Clerk confronts robbery suspect, takes back stolen items | Crime
Lexington County Sheriff’s Department fugitive investigators on Monday, December 3 arrested a 24-year-old Batesburg man who was wanted on arrest warrants in connection with an armed robbery that the man is accused of committing on November 15 at a truck stop on Ben Franklin Road near Leesville.
Deputies say they arrested Patrick David Lybrand, 24, at about 8:30 p.m. on Monday at Lybrand’s home at 2065 Ox Eye Daisy Lane near Batesburg on arrest warrants on charges of armed robbery and possessing a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.
Shortly after 12 a.m. on Nov. 15, Lybrand entered the Hillview Truck Stop truck stop armed with an AK-47 style rifle, deputies say.
According to the report, Lybrand pointed the rifle at the clerk while demanding $61 in cash and five cartons of Newport cigarettes.
Deputies say the clerk confronted Lybrand outside the truck stop and took the rifle, stolen money and stolen cigarettes from him.
The truck stop clerk later positively identified Lybrand as the man who committed the robbery. Lybrand regularly bought items at the truck stop.
The report said just before the robbery Lybrand came to the store, opened the door and looked inside, without his face covered. Deputies say Lybrand then closed the door, pulled up a bandanna over his mouth and nose and entered the store pulling the rifle from under his shirt.
Lybrand was being held on Tuesday, December 4 at the Lexington County Detention Center on bail totaling $101,000.
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