COLUMBUS — A Nevada man suspected of robbing Burlington Shoes in Columbus Thursday was apprehended Monday thanks to his own lapse in judgment.
David Benjamin Barnhart, 34, of 995 Holman Circle in Sparks, Nev., was pulled over and arrested by the Sparks Police Department shortly after 3:30 a.m. Monday. He was wanted in Nevada for violation of probation through the Nevada Department of Corrections, but will be extradited to Columbus after facing the Nevada charges to face armed robbery charges.
An employee of Burlington Shoes, at 1492 Old Aberdeen Road, picked Barnhart out of a line-up as the man who held up the store after having a check declined. Barnhart allegedly pulled out a large pistol and demanded cash from the register before fleeing the store in a white Pontiac, but left behind his refused check which contained his personal information. Columbus Police Department”s Criminal Investigations Division immediately contacted Nevada authorities.
Jason Browne was previously a reporter for The Dispatch.
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