On April 27, 2023, at about 6 p.m., deputies responded to Thomas Atkins Road in reference to an armed robbery. Once on scene, deputies learned the victim was robbed of personal items at gunpoint. They said the victim knew the suspect, who was identified as 18-year-old Karon Thomas of Lady’s Island.
While investigators searched the area for the suspect, they received a tip from a concerned citizen stating the suspect was inside Walmart, which was several blocks away.
Investigators quickly identified Thomas and took him into custody.
Thomas was arrested on charges of armed robbery and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.
On April 28, 2023, Thomas went before a judge for a bond hearing. Thomas received a $25,000 cash bond for the armed robbery charge and a $10,000 cash bond for the weapon charge.
As of this release, April 28, 2023, at 12:30 p.m., Thomas remains incarcerated at the Beaufort County Detention Center.