Facebook outs Walmart robbery suspect

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By Patrick Yost


A man wanted for robbing a WalMart cashier with the threat of a pistol turned himself into authorities last Wednesday, the same day his picture and identifiers were published in the Morgan County Citizen.

According to Det. Wes Thompson, Travis Quinn Holland, 27, Buckhead came to the Madison Police Department, Main Street at 5 p.m. and was taken into custody.

An arrest warrant for Holland had been issued by the Madison Police Department on Monday, Jan. 28, three days after Holland had allegedly given a cashier at the garden center at WalMart his phone with a text message that read “Open the drawer, give me money. I have a gun.”

Officers were able to collect an image of the person robbing the WalMart and posted the image on Facebook. Within an hour, Thompson said, a citizen identified Holland from the image.

Holland faces a robbery charge and remains incarcerated in the Morgan County Detention Center. A bond request by Holland has been denied.

Thompson said after he turned himself in Holland “requested an attorney” and would not discuss the incident. “I advised him of what he was charged with and the circumstances that led up to his warrant,” he said.

No weapon has been recovered,” Thompson said.

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