North Charleston man accused of robbing Summerville bank

Paul Goodwin, 34, of North Charleston, is charged with entering a bank with intent to steal in the June 7 robbery of the South Carolina Federal Credit Union branch office at 9999 Dorchester Road in Summerville.

A North Charleston man has been charged in connection with a bank robbery on Dorchester Road last week.

Paul Kevin Goodwin, 34, of Brandywine Road in North Charleston is charged with entering a financial institution with intent to steal, Summerville police Capt. Jon Rogers said. Goodwin is being held at the Charleston County jail on unrelated charges, Rogers said.

Friday morning, North Charleston police tried to pull over a vehicle on Dorchester Road that had been reported stolen, an incident report states. The vehicle’s driver recklessly swerved through traffic and refused to pull over, police said.

The driver eventually got out and ran down a dirt road, the report states. Officers subdued him with a Taser, police said.

Officers identified Goodwin as the driver and charged him with possession of a stolen vehicle, failure to stop for blue lights and driving under suspension, according to the report.

Investigators later connected Goodwin with an incident that happened in Summerville earlier that day.

About 9:15 a.m. Friday, a man dressed in a camouflage shirt, a baseball hat and sunglasses walked into South Carolina Federal Credit Union at 9999 Dorchester Road and demanded cash, Rogers said. The man did not present a weapon but said he was armed, police said. No one was injured during the robbery, according to Rogers.

Goodwin is being held in lieu of a $50,000 bail, Rogers said.

Reach Christina Elmore at 937-5908 or at