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Arrest made in overnight gas station robbery

Tyrone Johnson (Source: Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center) Tyrone Johnson (Source: Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center)
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -

A man is in custody Friday morning after deputies say he robbed a gas station armed with a handgun. 

Richland County Sheriff's Department spokesperson Sgt. Curtis Wilson says the man, identified as 39-year-old Tyrone Johnson, walked into the Sunoco gas station on Bush River Road shortly after midnight. Wilson says he grabbed money from a store employee and fled the scene.

A witness was able to give deputies a description of Johnson and told them which way he went. Deputies searched the area and were able to make an arrest.

Johnson has been taken to the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center to await a bond hearing.

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