Boaz police say a 16-year-old is behind bars after receiving citizen social media tips about a robbery.
Police sa Rickey Ethan Powell of Rainbow City is charged as an adult with first-degree robbery and fourth-degree theft in connection to a Dec 29 robbery at a convenience store located on US 431.
Investigators say a Facebook post asking for the public's help led to many tips and an eventual arrest.
Police say Powell told detectives he robbed the convenience store as part of a gang initiation. Police also recovered a weapon they say was used in the robbery near the convenience store.
Powell was arrested Tuesday, and he remains in the Marshall County Jail on a $100,000 bond.
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