A man who recently moved to Kewaunee County is in custody in connection with a holdup in Green Bay and the subsequent crash of an apparently stolen pickup truck into a home.
A criminal complaint was filed Wednesday charging Robert William Herrington, 37, with armed robbery and driving a vehicle without the owner’s consent, both felonies.
Wisconsin Circuit Court online records indicate that Herrington had been apprehended last month on an arrest warrant from Florida, but was released after the state of Florida changed the warrant to pick up only and declined to extradite. A Jacksonville address was listed on the extradition complaint, but he now lists an address in rural Casco.
Green Bay police say the Shell Gas Station at 1593 E. Mason St. was robbed around 12:30 a.m. Monday, and not long afterward the truck crashed into the home on Elm Street. The driver of the truck eluded officers on foot.
Investigators retrieved evidence and video surveillance, and worked with the truck’s owner, which led them to Herrington, according to a news release from the Green Bay Police Department.
“I want to thank the Kewaunee County Sheriff’s Office and all the Green Bay police officers and detectives that worked tirelessly to locate and arrest Mr. Herrington,” Chief Andrew Smith said in the news release. “This is a tribute to the hard work and dedication to rid crime from our community.”
Herrington is being held in the Brown County Jail pending an initial appearance.