Customer kills man attempting to rob Waffle House in Spartanburg


    Kenneth Jowan Craig, 29, was arrested late Saturday night and charged with armed robbery and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

    SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) -- The Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office says a man attempting to rob a local Waffle House at gunpoint was shot and killed by a customer carrying a concealed weapon.

    Lt. Tony Ivey says two men entered the restaurant early Saturday morning and at least one was carrying a handgun. A customer with a concealed weapons permit drew his gun and told the men to wait for sheriff's deputies to arrive.

    Ivey says Williams pointed his gun at the customer, who shot and killed him.

    Spartanburg County Coroner Charles Clevenger identified the dead man as Dante Lamont Williams of Roebuck, who turned 19 years old on Saturday.

    The second suspect fled the restaurant after Williams was shot.

    No customers or employees were hurt in the incident.

    Ivey says 29-year-old Kenneth Jowan Craig was arrested late Saturday night and charged with armed robbery and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

    Craig is currently being held at the Spartanburg County jail. Bond had not been set by Sunday afternoon. It wasn't immediately clear if he has a lawyer.

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