Bond set for 2 Johns Island teens arrested for robbing man at gunpoint

Lanell Goodwine (l) and Jozeph Lemon (r) are in custody for a Johns Island armed robbery.
Lanell Goodwine (l) and Jozeph Lemon (r) are in custody for a Johns Island armed robbery.

JOHNS ISLAND, SC (WCSC) - Two St. John's High School students are in custody after robbing a man at gunpoint outside a Johns Island restaurant.

Charleston County Sheriff's deputies were called to Hege's restaurant on October 14 in reference to an armed robbery.  The victim had just finished his shift at the restaurant when he was approached by two men with covered faces.

According to the affidavit, one suspect put a gun to the employee's head, and the other pushed a gun into his back and forced him behind some bushes.  After forcing him to the ground, the suspects took the victim's phone, keys, wallet, and debit card.

The victim told police a $300 withdrawal had been made from a Wachovia ATM close to the incident location.  Other purchases and withdrawals were made with the debit card in the days following the robbery.

Investigators obtained surveillance video from the ATM the suspects had made the withdrawal from on the night of the robbery, and recognized one of the suspects as Lanell Goodwine, 19.  When deputies went to Goodwine's residence, his mother identified him as the person in the video.  Goodwine then gave investigators the identity of his accomplice, Jozeph Gosh Lemon, 18.

Both Goodwine and Lemon are facing charges of armed robbery.  Goodwine is being held on $75,000 bond, and Lemon's bond was set at $50,000.

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