Timothy L. Lakes, 23, of the 100 block of Jack Jones Street in Aiken, will be charged with armed robbery and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime, according to a statement from the sheriff's office.
About 3:30 a.m. Tuesday a man walked into the restaurant. He grabbed a steak knife off a table, jumped over the counter and demanded money from employees. After taking money from the cash register, he dropped the knife as he left the restaurant and sped away in a dark silver automobile.
Mr. Lakes is described as black, 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighing 150 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He has a teardrop tattoo under his left eye, the sheriff's office said.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the Aiken County Sheriff's Office at (800) 922-9709 or Crimestoppers of the Midlands at (888) CRIME_SC. Callers may remain anonymous and will be eligible for a cash reward of between $50 and $1,000.