LANCASTER COUNTY, SC (WBTV) - A 30-year-old man is facing multiple charges after he allegedly robbed a Lancaster County convenience store at gunpoint.
According to the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office, Tyrone Derell Mingo robbed Jack's Highway 9 Party Shop on Pageland Highway around 3:30 a.m. on March 16. A clerk told deputies she emerged from cleaning the bathrooms when she was then reportedly confronted by Mingo. That's when Mingo allegedly pointed a gun at her and "directed her to the cash register."
When Mingo got the cash, he reportedly told the clerk to "go back into a bathroom and count to a thousand," deputies say. When she felt safe to come out, the woman locked the store's door and called law enforcement officials.
Deputies say Mingo was wearing a camouflage jacket, dark shorts, long white socks and dark shoes during the robbery. He was also wearing a camouflage head covering, deputies said.
On March 21, deputies performed a search warrant at Mingo's home and found clothing and a revolver that matched the robbery. A warrant was then obtained for his arrest and Mingo was charged with armed robbery, kidnapping and possessing a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.
Mingo is reportedly the son of an employee who works at the convenience store, according to deputies.
Sheriff Barry Faile released this statement:
Deputies say Mingo's bond was denied. He is currently being held in the Lancaster County Detention Center.
If you have any information, you can call Crime Stoppers at 888-274-6372.