August 29, 2017


SUSPECT: Robert Joseph Webb, age 32, of 710 Kirk Road, Coward, SC 29530 was arrested by Investigators with the Florence County Sheriff’s Office on August 28, 2017 and charged with Armed Robbery (S.C. Code Ann. 16-11-330)(A) and Possession of a Weapon During the Commission of a Violent Crime (S.C. Code Ann. 16-23-490 ). See FCSO Booking Website for additional details.

NARRATIVE: Robert Joseph Webb was arrested yesterday and charged with Armed Robbery and Possession of a Weapon During the Commission of a Violent Crime. Investigators allege that on or about August 27, 2017 Webb entered the Coward Truck Stop on U.S. Highway 52 in Coward, SC at approximately 2:00 AM and robbed the store clerk at knife point. In a Press Release late yesterday FCSO put out images of the suspect and his vehicle and asked for citizen assistance in identifying or locating the suspect. Within hours the suspect was identified and located at an area convenience store where he was taken into custody. City of Florence Police officers assisted in apprehending Webb.

“This was a textbook case of citizen cooperation in apprehending a suspect,” Sheriff Kenney Boone stated. “The citizens of Florence County are law enforcement’s eyes and ears. You help us do our job, and we cannot thank you enough.”

Webb is being held at the Florence County Detention Center and is expected to appear later today before a Florence County Magistrate for consideration of a bond.

Major Michael M. Nunn
General Counsel/P.I.O.