Suspect accused of robbing local business in Charleston and causing serious injuries to employee arrested by police

Charleston, South Carolina – Charleston Police Department officers arrested the suspect accused of robbing Charleston business and causing serious injuries to employee on Friday.

According to police, the 33-year-old Joseph Bryan Weathers has been arrested and charged on Friday for the incident that took place on May 9th at the Red & White Grocery on 6550 Rivers Ave. Officer that day responded after 911 call in regards of an armed robbery.

The suspect caused serious injury to an employee after being struck with a pistol in the head while he was robbing the business.

“The suspect fired a round into the ceiling and fled with a bag that contained approximately $25,000 in cash,” NCPD officials said. “A flyer with the suspect’s photo was broadcast by local media outlets which led to numerous tips from citizens in the community. These tips were crucial in the positive identification of Joseph Weathers as the perpetrator of the robbery.”

Weathers is charged with armed robbery, two counts of first-degree assault and battery, possession of a handgun by persons unlawful and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.

Cindy Carey


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