LANCASTER COUNTY, S.C. -- A Fort Mill man is held in custody after being charged with robberies of multiple jurisdictions, including a robbery of pizza drivers.
Lancaster County Sheriff's Office issued warrants charging 32-year-old Eric Patton with armed robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.
Back in November 2016, Papa John's Pizza received a phoned-in order for pizza to be delivered in the 2000 block of Usher Road in Lancaster. The female delivery driver arrived in the area before 10 p.m. that night and stopped at the intersection of Usher and Memorial Park Roads to look for the address. Patton approached her car and directed her to the next driveway. She pulled up and he followed her there. Patton then pointed to her what appeared to be a handgun wrapped in a sock at her, deputies say.
He demanded all her money and he said he would shoot her if she did not comply. Patton then took her cash and walked off as she drove away. The driver returned to Papa John's and law enforcement was notified, deputies say.
Lancaster County Sheriff's Office was later told that Patton was being held in custody in York County. Deputies were also told Patton had been charged by York County with robberies in several jurisdictions, including the robbery of another Papa John's delivery driver.
Patton is still being held in York County Detention Center, deputies say.
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