ABC 8 News Story Leads to Arrest of Hanover Truck Stop Robber
Brian M. Braxton
HANOVER COUNTY, Va. (WRIC)—The
Hanover County Sheriff's Office has arrested a man in connection with a series
of robberies that occurred at area truck stops last week, after an ABC 8 News
story generated a tip from a citizen.
Investigators arrested 28-year-old
Brian M. Braxton, of the 15200 block of Concord Road in Caroline County and
charged him with four counts of robbery and use of a firearm during the
commission of a felony. Braxton was also charged with five felony counts of
abduction. He is being held at Pamunkey Regional jail, pending an arraignment
Monday morning in Hanover General District Court.
Sheriff Colonel David Hines said, "I'm
exceptionally proud that we were able to quickly solve these robberies and
prevent anyone else from being victimized. I'm also very appreciative of the
remarkable efforts of those who devoted themselves to solving these crimes. I
would also like to extend by sincere appreciation for the media
coverage afforded to these incidents and the public's help, which directly
assisted us in furthering this investigation."