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Man arrested on assault, armed robbery charges

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William Dunbar (Source: BCSO) William Dunbar (Source: BCSO)
BEAUFORT, SC (WTOC) -

A man accused of hitting and robbing his roommate was arrested Tuesday evening.

Beaufort County sheriff's deputies responded at about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday to the Econo Lodge at 2227 Boundary St. on an anonymous tip that a suspect was staying there.

William Dunbar is accused of hitting his 68-year-old roommate in the head with an iron object after he refused to let Dubar borrow his car. Dunbar took money from the victim's nightstand and left, according to the BCSO.

Deputies located the Dunbar's brother in a room. He told them that Dunbar just left to walk to Kmart. Within minutes, Dunbar was spotted behind the Enmark and he tried to cross Boundary Street to go toward the marsh, but was apprehended by deputies.

The suspect's brother said he was contacted on Tuesday night by Dunbar who needed a place to stay for the night. His brother said Dunbar would pay cash if he rented a room for him at the Econo Lodge.

Dunbar was arrested on the charges of assault, battery and high and aggravated and armed robbery. 

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