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Posted on: November 7, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Robbery Suspect in Custody after Two Months in Hiding

Poindexter, Travis Mozelle

Update – November 7, 2015

Travis Mozelle Poindexter is in custody. He was arrested by officers with the Charlottesville Police Department and Waynesboro Police Department at approximately 7:40 AM this morning at the Sleep Inn, 1185 5th Street SW, Charlottesville. Officers had received a tip that he was staying at the hotel and conducted surveillance on it beginning at 3:00 AM today. They arrested him without incident.
He is being held without bond at Middle River Regional Jail.


Previous Release - September 2, 2015

The Waynesboro Police Department has charged three local men with the armed robbery of a Waynesboro man last month. Two of the men have been arrested and are currently incarcerated; the third is on the run. The Police Department is requesting assistance from the public to locate Travis Mozelle Poindexter, 35 years old of Staunton, who is wanted on one count of armed robbery. Already arrested in the case are Leslie Terrell Wilmott, 29 years old of Staunton, and Latron Terrell Washington, 32 years old of Waynesboro.

On August 20, the victim, a 34 year old Staunton man, reported to a Waynesboro detective that he had been robbed of several hundred dollars by Poindexter, Wilmott and Washington on the parking lot of 7-Eleven, 1103 Ivy Street, on the night of August 15, 2015. The four men had a meeting there regarding a drug transaction when the victim said Washington and Wilmott grabbed him. According to the victim, Washington stuck something in his ribs that he believed to be a firearm. Poindexter was the supposed ringleader of the three. After taking the victim’s cash, the three suspects released him and fled in a vehicle. He did not report the crime to police until five days later. He was not injured in the robbery. The store’s video surveillance corroborated the victim’s account.

Wilmott was arrested on an unrelated traffic charge last week by Staunton Police Department and was sent to Middle River Regional Jail. On August 31, he was served with one count of armed robbery while at MRRJ. Staunton Police Department also arrested Washington on August 31 on two felonies, armed robbery and use of firearm while committing a felony. He is also at MRRJ.
Anyone who knows the whereabouts of Poindexter is advised to call their local law enforcement agency or Central Shenandoah Crime Stoppers.
The investigation in the robbery continues.

Anyone with information in this case is asked to call the Detective Alyssa Zullig of the Waynesboro Police Department at (540) 942-6511 or Central Shenandoah Crime Stoppers at 1(800) 322-2017. Information given to Crime Stoppers may be given anonymously. Callers with information that lead to an arrest in this case are eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000.

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