Police jail N. Chas. man charged in armed robbery


A North Charleston man was jailed Monday, accused of pistol-whipping and robbing a man last week on Navajo Street.

Joshua Lamont Campbell, 35, of Navajo Street in North Charleston, is charged with armed robbery, possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime and first-degree assault and battery, jail records show.

On May 7, a 27-year-old North Charleston man told police that he had just gotten off a bus at Rivers and Cosgrove avenues when a man named “Josh” asked if he would have a beer with him.

Officers identified Campbell as that man, an incident report states.

The two men weren’t friends, but they knew one another from the neighborhood, police said. They went to Campbell’s apartment and started drinking, according to the report.

Then Campbell pulled out a gun and pointed it at the other man’s face, police said. The man told police that Campbell smacked him with the gun and accused him of robbing him in the past.

Campbell removed the man’s clothing and stole $14 from his pockets, the report said.

Officers searched for Campbell Monday at a Fassitt Road home where he was believed to be staying, police said.

His sister told police that Campbell had already left the home, but officers found him hiding under a bed, according to the report.

He was arrested and held at the Charleston County jail.