Bail denied for former police chief accused of robbing Pawleys Island bank

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PAWLEYS ISLAND, SC (WCBD) – No bail was set Monday for a former South Carolina police chief charged with armed robbery.

Richard Edward Inman, 49, of Fountain Inn is now in custody at the Georgetown County Detention Center where he is charged with Friday’s armed robbery of the Bank of America on Highway 17 in the Pawleys Island area.

Inman led authorities on a chase immediately following that robbery and was taken into custody by deputies from both jurisdictions south of McClellanville.

The suspect was transported to MUSC for treatment because of injuries he sustained while being apprehended. He was then booked into the Charleston County Jail until he was transported back to Georgetown.

Inman once served as Chief of Police for Williamston which is located in Anderson County.

He was accused of robbing a bank in Simpsonville back in 2017.

According to our sister station, WSPA, Simpsonville Police said Inman walked into Bank of America on Fairview Road, handed the teller a handwritten note claiming he was armed and demanded money.

Surveillance photos from the bank showed Inman was not wearing a disguise during the armed robbery.

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