Sheriff: Orangeburg armed robber who fled to Colorado back in South Carolina

Sheriff: Orangeburg armed robber who fled to Colorado back in South Carolina

ORANGEBURG COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Authorities say an Orangeburg man wanted for an armed robbery at an IHOP who then fled to Colorado is back in South Carolina.

Orangeburg County Sheriff Leroy Ravenell said 51-year-old Bernard Hill is back in the Palmetto State after Hill had fought extradition from Colorado.

Ravenell said Hill, wanted in the October 2015 armed robbery of a local restaurant, was brought back to Orangeburg on Monday.

"He was taken into custody in Colorado less than a week after the robbery of the IHOP here in Orangeburg," the sheriff said. "As you can see, time nor distance matter. We'll find you and we'll bring you back from where you're hiding."

A report states during a hearing Tuesday, bond was denied on Hill's armed robbery charge while a bond of $5,000 was set on a weapons charge.

He was taken into custody by US Marshals on Oct. 7, 2015, five days after the Orangeburg IHOP was robbed.

"Riheam Calloway, Jr., 20 years old at the time of the robbery, was taken into custody within a short while after the robbery after employees recognized the man as Hill's getaway driver," OCSO officials said."IHOP employees said Calloway was a an off-duty coworker at the time of the robbery."

According to the sheriff's office, employees said that around 10:30 p.m. on October 2, Hill entered the North Road business where he spoke with several of the workers for a few minutes.

Authorities say a short while later, he entered an office area where he took cash from a manager.

"Hill then fled the building, getting into the vehicle being driven by Calloway," OCSO officials said."Hill was taken into custody in Colorado Springs by Marshals serving the OCSO warrant for armed robbery."

Calloway is out on bond. His charges are still pending.

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