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Oconee County Sheriff’s Office Arrests Hodges, SC Man on Armed Robbery Charge

Pierre Dimitrius Curtis Lipford

(Walhalla, SC)---------------------------------An investigation into an armed robbery that occurred

last summer at a Seneca area business has led to the arrest of a Hodges, SC man on a charge of Armed Robbery Armed with a Deadly Weapon.

30 year old Pierre Dimitrius Curtis Lipford, of Main Street, was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center around 1:57pm Sunday. Lipford was transported from the Greenville County Detention Center to the Oconee County Detention Center and served with his arrest warrant.

At this time, Lipford remains in jail on a $50,000 surety bond.

The Sheriff’s Office issued a news release on July 13th, 2022 seeking the public’s help regarding an investigation into an armed robbery that occurred, on July 2nd of last year, at the Advance America location near Seneca.

According to the release, a man threw a bag at an employee of the business and demanded that the bag be filled. The employee placed money in the bag and the man ran out of the business.

The release also stated that the man was reaching into his pants the entire time, which made the employee think the man had a weapon. The Sheriff’s Office provided a description of the suspect as well as a description of the vehicle the man was driving.

The investigation was turned over to the Criminal Investigations Bureau. The Crime Scene Unit responded to process the crime scene and continue the process of gathering evidence.

Based upon evidence that was gathered during the investigation, and according to the arrest

warrant, it was determined that Lipford took money from the business by use or threat of force.

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is continuing its investigation. Lipford will be required to wear an electronic monitoring device, as a condition of bond, should he be released.

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