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Waffle House armed robbery suspect caught

Jan. 23, 2012 at 12:13 PM

SPARTANBURG, S.C., Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Police said they apprehended a suspect in a botched robbery of a Spartanburg, S.C., Waffle House restaurant in which his accomplice was shot dead by a customer.

Kenneth Jowan Craig, 29, of Spartanburg was charged with armed robbery and possession of a weapon during a violent crime. Craig allegedly attempted to rob the Waffle House Saturday morning with Dante Lamont Williams, 19, of Roebuck who was shot by a customer, police said.

Justin Michael Harrison, 22, of Boiling Spring, who had a concealed weapons permit, told police he fired on Williams because he "decided that his life and the lives of the others in the Waffle House was in danger," The Greenville (S.C.) News reported. Investigators said Williams died immediately. No one else was injured in the attempted robbery.

Harrison tried to stop Craig from fleeing, but failed. Lt. Tony Ivey told the Spartanburg (S.C.) Herald-Journal Craig was taken into custody later that day without incident.

Craig was being held at the Spartanburg County Detention Facility without bond.

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