Man arrested in Georgetown Dollar General robbery

John Nathan Linen II, 35, Georgetown, is charged with armed robbery, kidnapping and, possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a violent crime.

GEORGETOWN, S.C. (WCBD) – The Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office arrested a suspect involved in an armed robbery Monday morning in Georgetown County.

John Nathan Linen II, 35, Georgetown, is charged with armed robbery, kidnapping and, possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a violent crime.

Authorities say deputies were called to the Dollar General store on N Fraser St around 8:55 a.m. Monday, March 20. Witnesses told deputies a man came into the store, pulled a handgun and demanded cash from the clerk.

Following the incident, we were told that witnesses were unsure if the man ran away on foot or left in a vehicle. It was also unknown which way the robber left after the crime.

“Surveillance footage, witness statements and community involvement yielded leads which ultimately resulted in the identification of the suspect,” authoritites said in a media post.

Authorities arrested Linen at his home, without incident. He is currently at the Georgetown County Detention center where awaiting a bond hearing.

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