Civilian holds robbery suspect at gunpoint in Lawrence County

Ryan Thomas Denham

Ryan Thomas Denham

LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ala. – A two-day search for a robbery suspect ended after he was held at gunpoint after a second robbery attempt, according to Lawrence County Sheriff Gene Mitchell.

Ryan Thomas Denham, 24, of Moulton, Ala., was arrested shortly after 6 p.m. Wednesday on County 556 in the Caddo community. Mitchell said deputies surrounded the area after receiving a report that Denham had attempted to rob a man at gunpoint.

Sheriff Mitchell said that when the victim would not give Denham what he wanted, he walked away.  A short time later, a civilian was able to capture Denham at gunpoint. He was taken into custody without further incident, according to Mitchell.

Denham faces two counts of robbery and is also a suspect in a church burglary that occurred Tuesday night, according to Mitchell.  He is currently being held in the Lawrence County Jail with no bond set at this time.


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