Bluffton teens charged with robbing Hilton Head theater owner

info@islandpacket.comNovember 6, 2013 

Jacklyn Perez

BEAUFORT COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

Two Bluffton teenagers have been arrested in connection with the armed robbery of a Hilton Head Island theater owner, who was knocked unconscious.

Jacklyn Marie Perez, 18, allegedly drove 19-year-old Austin Lewis McQuarters to Northridge Plaza late Oct. 20, knowing he planned to commit a robbery, a Beaufort County Sheriff's Office news release states.

Upon arriving at Northridge Plaza Cinema 10, McQuarters approached theater owner, John Snodgrass, 56, as he walked to his car and punched him in the face, leaving him unconscious, according to the Sheriff's Office.

McQuarters allegedly grabbed Snodgrass' deposit bag, containing more than $4,000, and fled with Perez driving the getaway car, the release said.

McQuarters was arrested Wednesday afternoon and charged with armed robbery and first-degree assault and battery. Perez was arrested Wednesday morning and charged with armed robbery. Both were awaiting bond hearings Wednesday evening at the Beaufort County Detention Center.

The Island Packet is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service