Lt. Investigator Keith Thomas of the Cheraw Police Department said 34-year-old Shawn Quick admitted Friday to robbing McBride's Park and Shop around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Thomas said Quick was apprehended about two hours later in a Greystone Apartment on Agerton Street.
According to Thomas, Quick approached the counter at McBride's Wednesday and grabbed store owner Ruth Brigman around her neck. After a struggle where Quick tried to pull Brigman over the counter by her neck, Quick then jumped to the other side of the counter and threatened to kill Brigman if she didn't open the register.
Thomas said Quick was armed with a box cutter that he apparently picked up while inside the store.
According to Thomas, Brigman opened the cash register and Quick took the money and left the store with no further incident.
When authorities arrived, Brigman showed them where she thought the suspect lived and identified Quick by a photograph in the home. Authorities then began a search of the area and found Quick inside an apartment on Agerton Street.
When authorities entered the apartment, Thomas said Quick put his hands in his pockets and refused to cooperate. Fearing that he might still have the box cutter in his pockets and not wanting to fight with the suspect in an apartment, Thomas said he subdued Quick with a tazer gun.
"We had four police officers and one man who may have been armed with a box cutter squeezed in this kitchen," Thomas said. "The situation could have gotten really ugly and a lot of people could have gotten hurt."
After a 10-second jolt from the tazer gun, Quick became cooperative. "He was willing to do everything we asked him to," Thomas said.
Quick sustained no injuries from being shot with the tazer gun, Thomas added.
Because he has a strong armed robbery charge on his record, Quick's bond was denied by a judge on Friday. He is being held in the county jail on charges of armed robbery, possession of a knife during the commission of a violent crime and resisting arrest.