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Facebook Post Lands Man In JAIL!
by olaniyi « on: January 05, 2013, 07:58:36 PM »

For most people, Facebook is a place to share your thoughts, boast about your accomplishments and show off pictures of you, your friends and your family.

But for one Astoria man, it was also a place to share his crime – a crime he had yet to be caught for, until now.

“Drivin drunk ... classsic ;) but to whoever's vehicle i hit i am sorry. :P

That is what Jacob Cox-Brown, 18, of Astoria, posted on Facebook. That post was soon sent to Astoria Police Officer Nicole Riley by one of Cox-Brown’s friends. Another friend soon called in the same thing to Sgt. Brian Aydt.

“Astoria Police have an active social media presence,” a press release from Astoria Police read Wednesday. “It was a private Facebook message to one of our officers that got this case moving, though. When you post ... on Facebook, you have to figure that it is not going to stay private long.”

At 1 a.m. Wednesday, Riley responded to 1884 Fifth St. for a hit-and-run crash.

A white-colored Scion had been sideswiped, leaving significant damage to the car.

Officer Matt Clausen, who was assisting, seized several pieces of tail light and bumper cover. A second vehicle parked in front of the car had damage, as well.

Later that day, Officer Riley received a private Facebook message from someone who wanted to report what Cox-Brown posted on Facebook – that he had been drinking, driving and involved in a hit-and-run.

Aydt and Clausen went to Cox-Brown's house and found a vehicle that matched the damage done to the two vehicles at the early morning crash.

They were also able to match pieces left behind at the scene of the crash to the vehicle registered to Cox-Brown.
Cox-Brown was arrested and lodged at the Clatsop County Jail. He was charged with two counts of failing to perform the duties of a driver.

Source:Da Deliverer


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