Monday, June 1, 2009

"On Tha Run...Love All Y'all!"

MySpace Confession Dooms Bank Robber:

COLUMBIA, SC—United States Attorney W. Walter Wilkins stated today that Joseph Wade Northington, age 27, of Roanoke, Virginia, pled guilty in federal court in Columbia to using a firearm during a crime of violence, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 924(c). United States District Judge Margaret B. Seymour accepted the plea and will sentence Northington at a later date.

On January 20, 2009, at 12:20 p.m., Northington robbed the Security Federal Bank in North Augusta of $3,924. After surveillance photos were shown on television, a man notified authorities that he recognized the robber as Northington, who had stayed with him while visiting the area on the date of the robbery, but had since returned to Virginia.

Investigators learned that Northington, who had gunshot scar on his face, used the internet site myspace.com, and accessed his my space page. There they discovered that Northington had posted the following message after the robbery: “One in the head still ain’t dead!!!!!! On tha run for robbin a bank Love all of yall.”

Northington was arrested in Virginia nine days later.

I wonder if he's updated his status on Facebook?

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