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Moncks Corner man sentenced to 30 years for 2016 armed robbery

March 30, 2017 GMT

A Moncks Corner resident was found guilty on Wednesday of carrying out a June 2016 armed robbery in Goose Creek.

Alfred Singleton, Jr. was found not guilty of a kidnapping charge also associated with the case, according to 9th Circuit Solicitor Scarlett Wilson’s office.

Singleton was sentenced to 30 years in prison for the armed robbery because of “the nature of the offense and the serious nature of his prior record,” Wilson’s office said. He has prior convictions for criminal sexual conduct and strong-armed robbery.

The June 1, 2016 robbery at a Speedway gas station on Goose Creek Boulevard was captured on surveillance video, authorities said. Singleton entered the station’s convenience store around 4:25 p.m. and walked around until all other customers left, leaving him alone with two employees.

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Singleton demanded money from a clerk, placing his hand under his shirt to imply he had a gun, Wilson’s office said. The clerk handed him money from a register and he fled. The clerk and another employee were able to get a partial license plate number for the car Singleton fled it.

“Coincidentally, Singleton was also a suspect in a separate attempted robbery that occurred in Moncks Corner roughly 15 minutes prior to the Speedway robbery,” Wilson’s office said. “Singleton was arrested the following day.”