Robber is a no show for trial, convicted in less than 30 minutes

ANDERSON, SC (WSPA) – A man out on bond on an armed robbery charge didn’t show up for his trial, but that didn’t stop the jury from convicting him in less than 30 minutes, according to the solicitor’s office.

Phillip Wesley Walker confessed to robbing the Family Dollar store in Anderson at gunpoint in a video interview with investigators.

It happened in December 2015.

Walker robbed the store and the employee hit the panic button when he left.

Someone in the building close to the Family Dollar took a photo of him, because they thought it was strange that he was taking off his jacket and hat and throwing them in a dumpster.

He was arrested shortly after, according to the solicitor.

“Once Mr. Walker has been located and arrested, the sentence of the court will be unsealed,” stated Assistant Solicitor Catherine Huey. “We will all feel much safer once he has been apprehended.”


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