A Columbia County judge granted bond Tuesday to an Aiken teen charged with taking a weapon onto Lakeside High School grounds.
William Jeremiah Hawkins, 18, of Palm Drive, was charged with criminal trespass, disruption or interference with operation of public schools, pointing or aiming a gun at another, and carrying a weapon within a school safety zone. He was arrested Aug. 7 in Aiken County on Columbia County warrants and held until being transferred Friday to the Columbia County Detention Center.
One man is facing charges after he tried to rob the Deans Bridge Road McDonald’s with a BB gun Tuesday afternoon, police said.
Police said the suspect, identified as William Ellison McClain, 22, entered the restaurant at 3357 Deans Bridge Road about 12:45 p.m., pointed a gun at an employee and demanded cash. He ran from the area after the employee fled to the back of the business.
Deputies discovered McClain running from the area. He was taken into custody on Spring Grove Road. Police also found the BB gun, which resembled a Colt 1911 pistol, according to a news release.