Martin County robbery suspect arrested in Miami, planned to flee to Cuba, detectives say
Michael Wayne Lawson, 36, wanted in Martin County
MIAMI – A man accused of robbing a thrift store in Martin County was arrested in Miami, where he planned to flee for Cuba, Martin County Sheriff's Office detectives said.
Detectives arrested Michael Wayne Lawson, 30, outside a Miami drug store Thursday night after getting a tip that he was in the area.
Lawson confessed to the robbery at Mi Pueblo Thrift Store and said he had plans to leave for Cuba on Friday, detectives said.
A gun was found inside Lawson's backpack, detectives said.
Lawson, who is wanted on outstanding warrants in Idaho and Texas, was brought back to Martin County. He faces a charge of armed robbery with a deadly weapon and is being held without bond.
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