Mo. suspect arrested after commenting on PD's Facebook post

A suspect's ego got the best of him when he tried to correct Facebook commenters on his arrest


By Police1 Staff

POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. — Right before the Poplar Bluff Police Department nabbed a suspect, he commented on the department’s Facebook post, Southeast Missourian reports.

Police had been searching for Randy Wynn since Saturday afternoon after a road-rage incident in which he threatened another driver with a gun. Wynn was also wanted for armed criminal action and unlawful possession of a firearm from earlier, separate incidents on June 1 and May 31.

After Saturday’s incident, police posted a photo of Wynn and his crimes to social media in effort to gather assistance from the local community in making an arrest.

Wynn took offense to some of the comments about the series of events during the road-rage incident and told another user, “I never ran from a gun” on the PBPD’s Facebook post. Some commenters even tagged the suspect’s personal account to the post’s feed.

"Due to our networking with the news and social media, an individual saw Wynn on North Main in a red Ford truck. He gave us very accurate information on the suspect and the truck," said police Chief Danny Whitely in an interview with the Southeast Missourian. 

Wynn arrested without incident on suspicion of felonious restraint, armed criminal action, second-degree assault, unlawful possession of a firearm and a parole absconder warrant.

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