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Towel-Faced Robber Who Shot Aiken Clerk Has Been Caught


Aiken officers arrested robbery suspect Swiss Tyrone Council on Saturday night on the 200 Block of Cherokee Street SE.

Council was taken into custody without incident.

Council was wanted for the Oct. 8 armed robbery and assault at the Enmark convenience store located at 502 York Street NE, where the store clerk was shot in the leg during the robbery. The clerk was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

During the robbery, the suspect kept his face partially obscured with a white towel covering his lower face.

Council is facing charges of Armed Robbery, Attempted Murder, Possession of a Handgun During a Violent Crime, and Unlawful Carrying of a Pistol.  Council has previously been identified as a violent offender by the Aiken Department of Public Safety’s Safe Communities program.

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Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh is an award-winning crime reporter in the Augusta-Aiken area with experience writing for The Augusta Chronicle, The Augusta Press and serving as publisher of The Jail Report. Rickabaugh is a 1994 graduate of the University of South Carolina and has appeared on several crime documentaries on the Investigation Discovery channel.
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