Beaufort News

Victim spots his robber in same hotel

A 30-year-old Ridgeland man was arrested Tuesday after an armed robbery earlier at a Hilton Head Island apartment complex, according to a Beaufort County Sheriff's Office news release.

Rocky Dieblo Gadson faces charges of armed robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime in connection with a 2 a.m. robbery at Hilton Head Gardens, according to the release.

A man told deputies he had gone to the complex to help a friend move some items and that two black males, one armed with a handgun, came into the apartment. The intruders held him at gunpoint and took his wallet before fleeing, the release said.

After the incident, the victim returned to his hotel room on the island, where he saw one of the attackers coming out of a neighboring room. He identified Gadson as one of the robbers, the release said.

Gadson was in the Beaufort County Detention Center on Tuesday awaiting a bond hearing, according to the jail log.

The investigation continues. Anyone with information is asked to call the county dispatch center at 843-524-2777.

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