News Banner


For Immediate Release

Contact:
June 24, 2010 Amanda Lyons, Deputy U.S. Marshal - D/SC
Public Information Officers (803) 765-5479
Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested by U.S. Marshals

Columbia, SC - U.S. Marshals Operation Intercept Task Force Officers received a request from Lexington County Sheriff’s Office for assistance in locating Henry Clay Golson for the alleged Armed Robbery of a BP/S-Mart gas station on Sunset Boulevard in West Columbia on May 23rd, 2010. Golson allegedly followed the store clerk into the enclosed register area, pressed an unknown object to her back and demanded the register be opened. Golson fled on foot with the money. Deputy U.S. Marshals, Lexington County Sheriff’s Deputies, Richland County Sheriff’s Deputies, and South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) obtained information Golson was in a vehicle near Charleston Highway and Old Wire Road. Golson was located at this location and arrested Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010, around 7:30pm without incident and booked into the Lexington County Detention Center.

U.S. Marshal Kelvin Washington stated “The efforts of all law enforcement involved assisted in finding this fugitive. Golson will now face his pending charges and can no longer run and hide.”

Established in 1789, the United States Marshals Service is the nation’s oldest federal law enforcement agency. In fiscal 2009, the Marshals arrested more than 36,400 federal fugitives, clearing 39,400 felony warrants. Marshal’s Service-led task forces like South Carolina’s Operation Intercept arrested 90,800 state and local fugitives, clearing 117,000 felony warrants. Locally, Operation Intercept arrested over 2,500 South Carolina fugitives during that same period. More information about the Marshals and other South Carolina fugitives can be found on the web at www.usmarshals.gov.