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SLED: Bank robbery/chase suspect has long rap sheet

Clifton Porterfield (Source: Richmond County Sheriff's Department) Clifton Porterfield (Source: Richmond County Sheriff's Department)
Angela Gibson (Source: Richmond County Sheriff's Department) Angela Gibson (Source: Richmond County Sheriff's Department)

By Ben Hoover - bio | email

LEXINGTON COUNTY, SC (WIS) - SLED agents said a West Columbia man involved in Thursday's bank robbery and chase has a lengthy record.

Police reported Clifton Porterfield walked into an Augusta, Georgia bank that morning, pulled out a gun and demanded cash.

Angela Gibson was also arrested in the incident and was accused of being Porterfield's partner. Officers said she drove the get-away truck, taking officers on a chase up I-20 through three counties before being stopped in Lexington County.

Augusta police have revealed they recovered clothes worn during the robbery, money, a gun and a robbery note inside the truck.

SLED also released information about Porterfield's past. His first arrest came 15 years ago when Porterfield was a teen.

They said he was charged with domestic violence and armed robbery. He was charged with domestic violence again as an adult, but it doesn't stop there. There were charges surrounding kidnapping, drugs, and assault. On top of that, while in jail six years ago, Porterfield escaped. He was captured two days later.

The bank robbery and chase now bring the latest charges against Porterfield. They're several more to tack on to an already troubled past.

The two suspects were taken back to Georgia where they will soon go before a judge.

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