Convenience store robbery suspect in custody

Li'l Cricket surveillance photo of armed robbery suspect. / Cayce Department of Public Safety

Cayce authorities have an armed robbery suspect in custody and say the suspect was arrested earlier this month on other charges.

James Travis Porter, 21, was charged in the robbery that took place on Nov. 3 at the Li'l Cricket on State Street in Cayce.

Porter was arrested by West Columbia police on a bench warrant and was later charged by Columbia police for the sexual assault of a woman on Assembly Street in downtown Columbia on Nov. 4.

The composite sketch from the sexual assault victim helped Cayce investigators link Porter to the Li'l Cricket robbery.