A Ladson man is being charged with several charges after he allegedly attacked an acquaintance held her against her will and forced her to take $500 from an ATM last month, according to South Carolina deputies.  The 32-year-old man is charged with criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature, armed robbery, kidnapping and assault and battery third degree.

The police were told by the victim that she gave the man a ride, and when the man entered the car, she reported that he began punching her, thereafter forcing her to drive to an ATM.  He then had her drive him to a fast food restaurant where he ran from the car.  The woman alleges that the man also threatened to kill her.  The man was arrested the next day when the police found him in a motel.

Robbery is a crime that can be classified as larceny by force or by threat of force.  It’s a type of theft distinguished by the use of force, intimidation, and/or violence to seize someone else’s property.  Robbery can include the use of force or intimidation and all the elements of the crime of larceny.  Further, armed robbery refers to a specific type of robbery that involves the use of a weapon, a replica of a weapon, or the pretense of having a weapon.  The most serious form of robbery is armed robbery because it involves the use of a weapon.

Our law firm, the law offices of Reeves, Aiken & Hightower, LLP is familiar with the sentencing range for all theft crimes, including armed robbery, which is the most serious.  We make it our goal to do everything we can to protect a defendant’s rights through the legal process.  Therefore, if you or a loved one has been charged with robbery, armed robbery, larceny, or any other property crime, call the law offices of Reeves, Aiken & Hightower, LLP at 803-548-4444, or toll-free at 877-374-5999.