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Check Into Cash robbery suspect pleads guilty

Posted: August 20, 2018 4:09 p.m.
Updated: August 21, 2018 1:00 a.m.
Provided by the Kershaw County Detention Center/

Keshawn Dwayne Thomas

The man Camden Police Department (CPD) investigators charged with robbing the Check Into Cash on East DeKalb Street about a year and a half ago pleaded guilty to two of the charges against him on Aug. 9.

CPD officers arrested Keshawn Dwayne Thomas, then 35, of Baron DeKalb Road, Camden, on Jan. 31, 2017, and charged him in connection with the armed robbery that took place five days earlier. Officers charged Thomas with two counts each of kidnapping and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, and one count each of armed robbery with a deadly weapon and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

On Aug. 9, Thomas pleaded guilty to one each of the kidnapping and contributing to the delinquency of a minor charges, as well as the robbery and weapons charges. A circuit court judge sentenced him to 15 years for the armed robbery, crediting him with 556 days in jail. The judge sentenced Thomas to five years in prison for the weapons violation, and 18 months each for the kidnapping and contributing to delinquency charges, to be served concurrently.

Officials dropped the other kidnapping and contributing to delinquency charges, as well as a charge of bringing contraband into the jail.

At the time of Thomas’ arrest, CPD Chief Joe Floyd said the two delinquency contribution charges stemmed from the alleged involvement of two boys, ages 15 and 16, who drove or rode in the getaway car used in the robbery. It is unknown at this time what, if any charges, the juveniles faced.

The CPD had also named a 23-year-old man as an accomplice, but court records show no charges against him in connection with the Check Into Cash robbery.

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