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Police arrest man in robbery of Georgetown County store

Georgetown County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 36-year-old man today who was wanted in connection with a robbery of a convenience store, according to Deputy Russell Goodale, public information officer.

Jimmy Dale Cagle, 36, was arrested and charged with strong armed robbery in connection with a robbery that occurred just after 1 a.m. Sunday at 521 Mini Mart located at 9275 High Market St. in Georgetown, Goodale said.

Cagle was arrested after Georgetown County deputies and Andrews police officers stopped a vehicle that he was riding in, Goodale said.

Cagle is being held at the Georgetown County Detention Center on a $50,000 bond.

Deputies responded to the store for a robbery and witnesses said that the suspect entered the store and walked to the cooler and then approached the counter, Goodale said. Once at the counter the suspect reached over the counter and forcefully took an undisclosed amount of cash from the register before he ran out.

No one was hurt during the incident.

The Georgetown County Sheriff’s Bloodhound Tracking Team responded and the dogs led handlers into the neighborhood behind the store before they lost the track a few blocks away, Goodale said.

After viewing store surveillance video and speaking with several witnesses on scene, deputies identified the suspect as Cagle, Goodale said.

Cagle has a previous criminal background, including petty theft, drug possession, resisting arrest, assaults on citizens, assaults on police and robbery, Goodale said.