A 25-year-old Simpsonville man is accused being the getaway driver in Sunday’s armed robbery of the Sonic on North Road, according to Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office arrest warrants.

Ramone Denzell Garfield Anderson of 124 Eagleston Lane is charged with criminal conspiracy and armed robbery.

Warrants accuse Anderson and an unnamed co-defendant of robbing the Sonic restaurant using a hammer and knife.

The sheriff’s office is currently seeking the unnamed co-defendant.

Warrants allege that Anderson, “assisted in this act by driving the vehicle to the incident location and away afterward, receiving money for the same.”

Anderson, according to warrants, admitted to his involvement in the incident.

The suspect currently sought by law enforcement allegedly held an employee at knifepoint while a manager emptied a safe.

If Anderson is convicted of armed robbery, he faces a minimum of 10 years but not more than 30 years in prison.

If convicted of criminal conspiracy, Anderson faces a maximum fine of $5,000 and prison sentence of five years.

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Martha Rose Brown covers crime and other topics. The South Carolina native has been a journalist for the past 16 years.

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