Suspected armed robber faces bond court judge

Keith E. Rhue (Charleston County Detention Center)
Keith E. Rhue (Charleston County Detention Center)
Source: Bill Burr
Source: Bill Burr
Source: Bill Burr
Source: Bill Burr
The suspect vehicle is the Kia coupe. (Source: Deja Knight)
The suspect vehicle is the Kia coupe. (Source: Deja Knight)

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The North Charleston Police Department say they have arrested a 47-year-old man suspected of robbing a store and crashing into two cars Friday morning.

Authorities say 47-year-old Kevin Elliot Rhue from North Charleston fled from an armed robbery at a check-cashing store at North Pointe Plaza and drove the wrong way down the Highway 52 Connector around 9:30 a.m.

The North Charleston Police Department says they responded to the Check Point Cash Checking on 7400 Rivers Ave. in reference to an armed robbery. Police say they spotted the suspect and his vehicle at Northwoods Mall.

A police report states that an officer said that the suspect's vehicle appeared to stop for the officer near Carraba's restaurant. According to investigators, when the officer started to get out of his vehicle, the suspect accelerated away from the officer and turned into the eastbound lanes of Rivers Avenue.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol says Rhue then sideswiped a Mazda and then struck a Chrysler head-on. The driver of the Chrysler was transported to MUSC. No word on her condition yet.

Rhue, who was injured during the crash, was released from the hospital and taken to the Al Cannon Detention Center. His bond was set Saturday morning at 75-thousand dollars first-degree assault and battery and failure to stop for blue lights.

Bond was denied on armed robbery charges for Rhue.

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