Florence, South Carolina — Acting United States Attorney M. Rhett DeHart announced today that Che Quan Charon David Page, 26, of Latta, was sentenced to seven years in federal prison after pleading guilty to using, carrying, and brandishing a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence.
Evidence presented to the Court showed that, on the morning of December 9, 2018, while an employee was opening a Dollar General store in Dillon, Page forced his way into the store. Page held the employee at gunpoint, forcing her to turn off the alarm and directing her to put the money from the store safe in a black drawstring bag he provided. Page then left the store.
Minutes later, a Dillon County Sherriff’s Deputy stopped a vehicle speeding away from the area of the Dollar General. As the passenger in the vehicle, Page was wearing distinctive clothing that matched clothing worn by the robber.
On a nearby roadside, law enforcement found a firearm consistent with that used by the robber, as well as a drawstring bag with cash both inside and scattered around the bag.
United States District Judge Sherri A. Lydon sentenced Page to 84 months in federal prison, to be followed by a 60-month term of court-ordered supervision. There is no parole in the federal system.
The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Dillon County Sheriff’s Office.
Assistant United States Attorney Katherine Flynn prosecuted the case.