Man arrested in Liberty robbery

Casey William Gillespie

Casey William Gillespie

LIBERTY — The Liberty Police Department was notified of an armed robbery at the Stop-A-Minit on sEPT. 16.

According to Liberty Police Chief Adam Gilstrap, patrol units from Liberty were on scene within two minutes of notification.

Pickens County Deputies arrived and assisted by searching the area for the suspect who was seen, by a witness, running from the scene.

The investigation led officers to a nearby apartment complex where, at 11:15 p.m., a person of interest was detained and questioned in reference to the incident.

The person was identified as Casey William Gillespie, who had an active warrant with the Greer Police Department. Gillespie was transported and turned over to Greer police on Sept. 18.

On that same day the Liberty Police Departement obtained warrants for Gillespie for armed robbery and possession of a weapon during a violent Crime.

The warrants will be served on Gillespie and he will be transported to the Pickens County Detention Center upon his release from Greer Police.

“I would like to thank the community for getting involved by submitting tips and for being patient while my department worked to solve this case,” Gilstrap stated in a release.