(West Columbia, S.C.) - The West Columbia Police Department has made an arrest in an armed robbery that occurred Monday morning at Ruby Tuesdays located at 2504 Augusta Rd. Investigators have charged William Jody Wingate, 47 of 100 Riverbend Dr. West Columbia S.C. with armed robbery, kidnapping and possession of a knife during a violent crime.
Monday around 11:00 a.m. Wingate entered Ruby Tuesdays with a knife and demanded money from an employee of the restaurant. He then fled the scene. The suspect was booked at the Lexington County Detention center, where he is currently being held and awaiting bond.