A Blythe man told authorities he stopped a man who was trying to rob him at gunpoint Wednesday morning by pulling out his gun.
Valdis Marion Anthony, 35, had entered his vehicle after making a purchase at Circle K, 2999 Washington Road, when an unknown man opened his passenger door and pointed a gun in his face saying “give up your money.”
Anthony told officers he drew his handgun on the suspect, who then fled.
A witness pointed deputies behind the store after she saw a man with a gun running in that direction.
Deputies discovered Desean Barry Morris, 21, of New Ellenton, S.C., hiding behind a nearby Fred’s store.
Morris was booked into the Richmond County jail on charges of felony criminal attempt and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.