AIKEN -- The Aiken County Sheriff's Office has arrested a man they say robbed the Kent's Corner convenience store at 1925 Edgefield Highway this morning.
The man entered the store armed with a stick and demanded money from the clerk before assaulting her. He took an undisclosed amount of money and fled on a Craftsman riding lawn mower. Deputies located and detained the suspect a short distance away.
Ricky New is charged with assault and battery, first degree, and armed robbery. He is being held at the Aiken County Detention Center.