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HHI armed robbery suspect arrested

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Dwan Valentino Doe (Source: BCSO) Dwan Valentino Doe (Source: BCSO)
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC (WTOC) -

A Bluffton man wanted for a recent armed robbery on Hilton Head has been arrested.

Dwan Valentino Doe, 41, was arrested Wednesday morning after a short chase, according to the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office.

He was wanted on charges of armed robbery and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime for the robbery of a victim on Lemoyne Avenue last Saturday.

Just before 2 a.m. Saturday, deputies responded to Treetops apartments on a report of an armed. A 31-year-old man told deputies he had just been robbed by a black male.

The victim had seen the suspect at the Kangaroo Express convenience store right before the robbery. The suspect went up to the victim and tried to get him to go to Cordillo Courts to "meet some girls," according to the sheriff's office. He said no, got into his car and began driving home.

While driving, the victim saw a vehicle following closely behind him. He pulled onto Lemoyne Drive and stopped. He got out of his car and the same guy he had seen at the store went up to him holding a tire iron, frisked him and took the wallet out of pants.

He then pointed a pistol at the victim's head and took cash from the victim's wallet. He returned the wallet empty, got back into a small black pickup truck and took off. The victim was unharmed.

Doe was identified as the suspect in the robbery. Just after 1 a.m., deputies spotted Doe in his pickup at US Hwy 278 and New Orleans Rd. The deputies tried to pull him over but Doe refused to stop and led them on a brief chase, according to the sheriff's office.

He continued to Folly Field Beach Park, where he struck a chain blocking the parking lot. He ran from his vehicle, but was quickly apprehended. He had approximately 4.5 g of crack cocaine on him at the time, according to the BCSO.

Doe was also charged with possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, fleeing to evade arrest/detention and failure to stop for blue lights.

He was taken to the Beaufort County Detention Center.

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