Man arrested for robbing elderly Beech Island man

September 22, 2006

An arrest across state lines after an elderly man was robbed in his own backyard.

Devellious Lamar Ellison has been arrested in Waynesboro and charged with armed robbery.

Deputies say he robbed 79-year-old Oneil Butler in his own backyard in Beech Island, after following him home.

A tip from Crime Stoppers helped catch Ellison.

He's now waiting to be extradited to South Carolina.

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