By Bonnie Culverhouse
Webster Parish Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division has arrested a Minden man for the Christmas Day robbery of a local truck stop.
Trevor Ford Holly, 30, of Emerald Dr., has been charged with armed robbery.
Webster Parish Sheriff Jason Parker said Holly was caught on surveillance cameras entering the Outpost Travel Center, in the 18,000 block of U.S. 79, where he cased the property for more than four hours.
“At approximately, 8:30 p.m., Holly approached the checkout counter and asked for $300 in lottery tickets,” Parker said. “After the cashier placed the tickets in a bag for Holly, he moved around the counter pulling what appeared to be a small caliber firearm. He then demanded the money from the register.”
At that point, Holly reportedly ran from the Outpost and into a wooded area with around $1,200 and $300 in lottery tickets.
Parker said on Holly’s birthday, December 26, WPSO CID identified him as the suspect and a joint effort between WPSO and Claiborne Parish Sheriff’s Office led to a search warrant at a residence in Haynesville where Holly was located.
“During the search, the cash and lottery tickets were recovered along with all the clothing Holly was wearing during the robbery,” Parker said. “They also located the Sig Sauer air pistol he used during the robbery.”
This investigation is still ongoing with other arrests expected.