November 22, 2011

Marathon man charged with taxi driver robbery

Marathon – A 19 year old Marathon man was arrested Monday, charged with robbing a taxi driver at gunpoint in the early morning hours of November 16th.

Detectives say Keith White called for a taxi to pick him and a friend up from JJ’s Doghouse at 3:15 a.m. Video from the bar showed the two men getting into the taxi. The taxi driver was able to provide detectives with the cell phone number White called him from as well.

The driver told detectives he dropped the friend off; White then instructed him to drive to a home on 109th Street in Marathon. When the driver pulled into the driveway, White pulled a gun, put it to his head and demanded his money, which he handed over.

The cell phone used to call the taxi was registered to White; detectives were able to identify White’s friend from the video. When they called him in and questioned him, he told them he didn’t know White’s name and hadn’t known him for long. He was able to identify White from a photo line-up. White has many distinctive tattoos, including a cross tattooed on his face.

A warrant was obtained for White’s arrest and he was picked up on Monday. He was booked into jail on robbery charges.

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