A suspect in an armed robbery at his previous employer’s house was arrested after the victim was able to attract the attention of Columbia Police officers.
Richland County Sheriff’s deputies took custody of Marlon O’Bryan Williams around 11:45 p.m. Monday from the Columbia Police Department, which had arrested him at the Subway at 1749 Sunset Drive.
The incident began some time earlier Monday at the home of a Dollar General assistant manager. Williams is suspected of coming to the home armed with a gun and wearing a ski a mask and gloves. The masked man demanded money bags from the business, where Williams is a former employee, the department said. The assistant manager said he did not have them, so the intruder order him into his car for a drive to the business.
On the way, the pair passed the Subway on Sunset Drive, where the victim spotted some Columbia Police Department officers. The victim was able to swerve into the parking lot, jump out of the car and get the attention of the officers, who subsequently arrested Williams.
Williams is charged with armed robbery and kidnapping. He is being held at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center on $100,000 bond.