COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) – The Richland County Sheriff’s Department announced Thursday that an arrest has been made in the nation’s third largest armored car heist in history. It took place in May of 2007, right here in Columbia, South Carolina.
Authorities say Dominic Lyde was arrested in North Carolina by police responding to a disturbance that Lyde was involved with at a motel.
Investigators with the Fayetteville Police Department in North Carolina arrested him in Fayetteville late Wednesday.
Lyde’s warrants included robbery with a dangerous weapon, kidnapping and assault and battery.
Fayetteville officers responded to a motel in response to a report filed on January 29th regarding a domestic related assault and motor vehicle theft. A news release states they received information that the suspect was staying at the motel.
The officers located Lyde in a room and detained him.
Initially, they say he gave a fictitious name and ID card to the officers on scene. When confronted, Lyde admitted his true identity.
A stolen handgun was recovered from the room and Lyde was handed over to US Marshals. He is currently in the Cumberland County Detention Center in North Carolina awaiting extradition.
The heist was one of the largest in US history. Nearly $10 million was stolen, and the driver of the truck was beaten.