A Spartanburg man received a 30-year sentence on Thursday for his part of a robbery of a Waffle House and its customers at gunpoint that went bad, according to the solicitor's office.
Kenneth J. Craig, 30, was found guilty of two counts of armed robbery, 11 counts of attempted armed robbery and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.
Craig and 19-year-old Dante Williams started robbing the Waffle House on Chesnee Highway in Spartanburg County around 1 a.m. on Jan. 21, 2012, said the solicitor's office in a written release.
The two men started taking customers' cell phones, cash and other belongings, according to the solicitor.
A customer of the restaurant was approached by Williams and the customer removed his gun from his hip holster and shot Williams, the release said. The customer later testified that he shot the robber when he felt threatened him, the report said.
Williams died from the gunshot wound, according to the solicitor.
Craig fled the crime scene and was arrested the following day.
Craig testified during his trial and claimed that he was only a driver for Williams and an alleged third person.
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