Armed robbery suspect arrested after barricading herself inside West Ashley apartment

Charleston County News

WEST ASHLEY, S.C. (WCBD) – An armed robbery suspect is in custody after barricading herself inside an apartment in West Ashley.

Charleston Police and SWAT responded to the Spanish Oaks Apartments off Ashley River Road on Wednesday trying to coax the woman out of the apartment for an out-of-state crime.

It all began when Charleston County deputies attempted to serve a warrant for Aquillia Lee Johnson, who was wanted by the Norfolk Police Department in Virginia when she barricaded herself inside the apartment.

“They spotted her, I guess she spotted them, she went inside the apartment and decided she was not going to come out. So, SWAT teams were called out and hostage negotiations were trying to encourage her to come out,” said Charles Francis with the Charleston Police Department.

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