Crime

Conway man arrested in connection with robbing, threatening teen

Anthony Quinn Williams
Anthony Quinn Williams

A Conway man is behind bars after a 19-year-old girl was allegedly robbed of her bag, containing cash and electronics, and her life threatened at knifepoint.

Anthony Quinn Williams, 46, is charged with armed robbery while armed with a deadly weapon, possession of a weapon during a violent crime, and kidnapping, according to J. Reuben Long Detention Center records.

Myrtle Beach police were called about 2 p.m. Monday to the area of Robert Grissom Parkway and Mr. Joe White Avenue, according to an incident report.

The victim told police she was walking from the student learning center on Mr. Joe White Avenue when she was approached by a man, who followed behind her and asked if she knew where she was going, authorities said.

The victim said she started to walk faster and turned down a different street, but the suspect followed her, pulled out a knife and told her he’d kill her if she didn’t give him her bag, according to the report.

He then pointed the knife at her and made a stabbing motion, she said. The victim gave him her bag, which contained $40, an e-reader device, camera valued at $700, her wallet and personal paperwork, police said.

The suspect took off on a bicycle headed eastbound on Mohawk Street, authorities said.

Police obtained a photo of the suspect using city surveillance cameras.

Williams was arrested Thursday. He is being held on $105,000 bond, jail records show.

Elizabeth Townsend: 843-626-0217, @TSN_etownsend

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