McDowell Co. Officials: Suspect now in custody following armed robbery

Published: Jan. 28, 2023 at 9:31 AM EST
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MARION, N.C. (FOX Carolina) - The McDowell County Sheriff’s Office says a suspect is now in custody after an armed robbery.

According to police, 36-year-old Walter Raleigh Williamson robbed a BP gas station on Thursday, Jan. 26 in Spartanburg County.

Police said the robbery happened on I-26 and Asheville Hwy.

During a search - officials said Williamson was in a 2005 Grey Buick Rendezvous with NC tag THX6599.

Officials say Williamson is now in custody and the vehicle has been recovered.

The McDowell County Sheriff’s Office and Marion PD thank the public for their assistance.

Stay with FOX Carolina as this story develops.