WHITEVILLE — Jonathan Baldwin pled guilty this week in Columbus County Superior Court to attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon, resulting in a prison sentence of 38-58 months.
On Nov. 3, 2013, Baldwin entered the Family Dollar store located on Madison St. in Whiteville. Upon entry, he tossed a bag to the cashier, pointed a loaded .38 revolver towards her, and demanded that she put money in the bag. The employee pled with Baldwin to not hurt her, and upon another customer approaching the store, Baldwin fled. Shortly thereafter, Mr. Baldwin was apprehended by officers with the Whiteville Police Department.
The presiding Judge was the Honorable Douglas B. Sasser, Resident Superior Court Judge for Columbus County. Baldwin was represented by Matthew Tedder and the case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney, Heath Nance.
“Mr. Baldwin committed a violent act that is deserving of a substantial active sentence,” stated Assistant District Attorney Heath Nance. “I appreciate the hard work of law enforcement and I credit the successful prosecution of this case to our partnership with the Whiteville Police Department.”