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Man who robbed shoe store identified by declined check


Dispatch Staff Report



A Nevada man is being sought for an armed robbery at Burlington Shoes in Columbus. 


David Barnhart, 34, of 995 Holman Circle in Sparks, Nev., entered the 1492 Old Aberdeen Road store, located off Highway 45 next door to Old Navy, around 7:30 p.m. Thursday evening and wrote a check for a purchase.  


When the check was declined, Barnhart reportedly pulled out a large, black handgun and demanded cash from the register. He fled the scene in a white Pontiac Grand Am or Grand Prix with Nevada plates with an undisclosed amount of cash, leaving behind the declined check. 


Using the personal information from the check, Columbus Police retrieved a mug shot of Barnhart from Nevada authorities, which the cashier and several witnesses to the crime picked out of a six-picture lineup.  


Barnhart is listed as 6 feet 2-inches tall and 225 pounds. He has hazel eyes and brown hair. 


Anyone with information on the crime is asked to call the Columbus Police Department at 662-244-3500 or Golden Triangle Crime Stoppers at 1-800-530-7151.




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Reader Comments

Article Comment insanity commented at 7/2/2010 12:14:00 PM:

If they still have the stupid criminal website, somebody needs to send this one in. What an idiot


Article Comment roscoe p. coltrain commented at 7/3/2010 7:41:00 AM:

This guy is a prime reason why certain people should be rushed to the front of the firing squad line. You know, before he ends up hurting someone.

50 cents will cure his problem.


Article Comment roscoe p. coltrain commented at 7/3/2010 7:43:00 AM:

Oh, while I'm at it.

Insanity, you guys do what you gotta do. People (being very forgiving here) like Walter and the other whiners are probably users themselves so pay them no attention.

You boys kick butt and take names. It'll be ok in the end.

Oh, and thank you for it.


Article Comment kat commented at 7/3/2010 4:36:00 PM:

have you heard the one about the guy that robs a store and leaves his I.D. behind??? Oh wait- this is not a joke.......are you kidding me??


Article Comment mistresschaotic commented at 7/10/2010 1:41:00 AM:

Burlington shoes is not the only business he ripped off. He also wrote 2 bum checks at a local thrift store and got away with a couple hundred in merchandise. :( He also has multiple identities and multiple bum accounts under those identities. I wonder how many people in how many states between here and NV he's ripped off in the past few weeks?


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