WAYNESVILLE — A suspect in the robbery of the Domino’s here on Sept. 20 has been captured in Florida, said Investigator John Simpson of the Brantley County Sheriff’s Office.
A 25-year-old man was arrested at his home in Columbia County, Fla. on Sept. 22, according to a press release by Sheriff Mark Hunter in Lake City, Fla.
The sheriff chose to not name the man, who is the suspect in a number of burglaries over a two-month period in north Florida and southeast Georgia.
The robbery of Domino’s occurred after the suspect had committed 14 burglaries in Columbia, Suwannee, Baker, Lafayette and Union counties, all in Florida, Hunter said. He then entered Georgia and committed the Waynesville robbery and a burglary in Camden County, Simpson said.
“He was in and out of Domino’s in less than two minutes,” Simpson said. “He left there and went to Camden County committing another burglary there. He was finally arrested in Florida and is charged with burglaries in the Columbia County area.”
Officers with the Brantley and Camden County sheriff’s offices were traveling to Lake City, Fla. today to bring the suspect to Georgia to face charges, Simpson said.
The initial report of the Domino’s incident, obtained from Brantley County 911 related that a call was made on Sept. 20 at 12:13 a.m. The caller described a black male wearing a black jacket as having taken money from a cash drawer and a deposit bag at gunpoint and escaping in a white or silver car.
Columbia County, Fla. law enforcement got a break in their burglary cases when a White Springs, Fla. officer identified the suspect in a photo taken from surveillance footage at a White Springs Chevron station, Simpson said. The officer had contact with the suspect in the past.
A search warrant was executed at the suspect’s residence and a money bag, two cash registers and other evidence were found. A mask, gloves and a gun were found in his car, Simpson said.