Man arrested in robbery

AIKEN - Aiken County sheriff's deputies arrested a man today in the Nov. 11 armed robbery of a Waffle House restaurant.

Deputies found Timothy L. Lakes hiding in the bedroom of a girlfriend's mobile home, according to a news release from the sheriff's office.

According to police reports, a man walked into the Waffle House at 105 Frontage Road, near the Interstate 20-U.S. Highway 25 interchange, about 3:30 a.m. He grabbed a steak knife from a table, jumped over the counter and demanded money from the employees. After getting money from the cash register, he left the restaurant, dropping the knife on the way out.

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