A Beaufort man was charged Wednesday in connection with the October armed robbery of a pizza-delivery driver.
Aki Daron Franklin, 18, is accused of robbing a Papa John's driver at gunpoint at 9:30 p.m. Oct. 16 on Needles Road, according to Sgt. Robin McIntosh of the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office. He awaits a bond hearing at the Beaufort County Detention Center.
The 25-year-old victim told deputies he had been walking down the driveway of a home on Needles Road when four black males in dark clothing approached. One pointed a shotgun at his back and another pointed a handgun at his face, according to a news release.
After the suspects demanded "everything he had," the victim handed over the food he was delivering, his wallet and his cellphone, the release said.
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McIntosh declined to say whether other arrests have been made in the incident or whether the Sheriff's Office is searching for more suspects.