The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office has captured one of two men accused in the armed robbery of a Gloverville convenience store in May.
Marvin Barefield, 25, of Aiken, was arrested Thursday in Philadelphia by detectives with the Philadelphia Police Department, according to Sgt. Jason Feemster, a spokesman for the Sheriff’s Office.
Barefield will be held in Philadelphia until he is extradited back to Aiken County, where he will be charged with armed robbery, possession of a weapon during a violent crime and conspiracy to commit kidnapping.
Officials have said that Barefield and a second man allegedly entered the Minit Shop on Augusta Road in Gloverville on May 15, held a pistol to an employee’s head and took an undisclosed amount of money.
No injuries were reported, and investigators haven’t commented on the identity of the second suspect.
Feemster said the arrest came after the Sheriff’s Office received an anonymous tip that Barefield was in Philadelphia, and they followed up with Pennsylvania authorities.
Gloverville robbery suspect arrested in Philly