Warrants issued for Inman in Pawley’s Island bank robbery


Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office has issued warrants Richard Inman, the former Williamston Police Chief who is a suspect in a Friday afternoon bank robbery in the Pawleys Island community.  Officers are charging Richard Edward Inman, 49, of Fountain Inn, S.C., with Armed Robbery; Entering a Bank, Depository or Building and Loan with Intent to Steal; and Failure to Stop for a Blue Light. He is being held in the Charleston County jail after being wounded following a vehicle chase and stop south of McClellanville Friday.
Inman is accused of entering the Bank of America branch on U.S. 17 in the Pawleys Island community just before 6 p.m. Friday and presenting a teller with a note demanding money. He said he was armed with a firearm, according to a report. He left the area in a van that was spotted by deputies traveling south on U.S. 17 in Georgetown County.
The ensuing chase entered Charleston County and passed through McClellanville. Charleston County Sheriff’s Office deputies assisted in stopping the vehicle. After exiting the van, the suspect was wounded by a deputy. He was taken into custody and transported to MUSC for treatment before being incarcerated in the Charleston County jail.
The State Law Enforcement Division is in charge of the investigation.