Fast-food suspect recognized by ex-wife


The clothes and the car were recognized by the suspect's ex-wife after video from his latest robbery was posted. Now Douglas Wayne Gravelle Jr., 34, is in the Wright County jail, charged with aggravated robbery and kidnapping, according to the StarTribune. His ex-wife said he wore the clothes in the video to a child support hearing a couple of hours after an alleged robbery Wednesday at a Burger King in Maple Grove.

Authorities said she told them Gravelle is addicted to prescription painkillers, and on the hook for child support, despite being unemployed.

KARE 11 reported that Gravelle was arrested Thursday night at his parents' home on a quiet street in Sartell. He had been living there since his divorce.

"This is really embarrassing," said his father, Douglas Gravelle Sr., a retired corrections officer. "He has his demons. I have my demons. Every person has their own demons. You have to learn how to deal with them."

Authorities say Gravelle is responsible for seven robberies since early September. Most of them occurred at small business along the I-94 corridor from the Twin Cities to St. Cloud.

Bail for Douglas Gravelle, Jr. was set at $500,000. His next court appearance at the Wright County Court is Oct. 22.

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