(ANDERSON, SC).Willie Wideman pled guilty to Armed Robbery and Weapons possession today in Anderson General Sessions Court. The Honorable Lawton McIntosh sentenced Wideman to 12 years for Armed Robbery and 5 years for Possession of a Weapon during a Violent Crime, to be served concurrently.


Wideman was identified as the perpetrator of the armed robbery in Pendleton SC which occurred on April 1, 2014. The defendant had entered the Dollar General and showed the clerk a knife, forcing her to empty the registers into a bag before fleeing on foot.  Video surveillance at the Dollar General and evidence found at a vacant residence where Wideman was staying unlawfully led to Wideman’s arrest on April 3rd.  


“Thankfully no one was injured during this armed robbery,” stated Solicitor Chrissy Adams. “Today’s twelve year sentence has made our community safer.”