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Robinson found guilty of murder in 2012 attempted armed robbery


The Office of Eastern Judicial Circuit/Chatham County District Attorney announced that on Friday a Jury found Anthony Threatt Robinson, 39, guilty of: felony murder, criminal attempt to commit armed robbery, fleeing and attempting to elude, obstruction and making false statements. Formal sentencing is scheduled for a later date.

Assistant District Attorney Ann Elmore detailed that on September 27, 2012, Robinson and accomplice Benjamin Lamar Carter, 35, attempted to rob the Coastal Gold Exchange at 232 Eisenhower Drive. Carter entered the business with a bag and a handgun. The business owner, Timothy Johnson, thwarted the armed robbery and shot Carter in defense. Carter fled to a waiting Dodge pickup truck behind the Forest Park Shopping Center. The truck, driven by Robinson, was later found crashed into a house at 702 East 46th Street minutes after the attempted armed robbery and shooting. Robinson was apprehended by SCMPD after a brief foot chase near East 46th Street and Harmon Street following the crash.

The State was represented by Assistant District Attorney Ann Elmore of the Major Crimes Division and the Lead Detective on the case was Detective James Hutcherson of the SCMPD. 

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