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Fugitive comments on police’s 'Most Wanted’ Facebook post about her, gets arrested a day later

By PINKY S. ICAMEN Published Jul 19, 2021 5:11 pm

On the Facebook post, this woman left a comment about reward money in relation to her potential arrest.

The police have used social media to solve crimes and catch criminals but they still need to do a lot of legwork to zero in on the offender. But sometimes, these criminals incriminate themselves on social media, which eventually lead to their swift arrest. A woman from Tulsa, Oklahoma in the US was arrested by doing just that.

On July 14, the Tulsa Police Department posted on its “Weekly Most Wanted” bulletin on Facebook photos of Lorraine Graves, who was charged with accessory to murder of 30-year-old Eric Graves.

“The Tulsa Police Department is looking for information about the whereabouts of Lorraine Graves,” the police department wrote in its post.

The post continued, “Detectives say she was involved in the city’s 10th  homicide of 2021 where Eric Graves was shot and killed at the St. Thomas Square Apartments.”

According to the bulletin, Jayden and Gabriel Hopson who are charged with murder have already been arrested.

The police described Graves’ physical features and asked for the community’s help to call the Tulsa Crime Stoppers if they knew her whereabouts.

In less than three hours, a certain “Lorrain Graves” left a comment on the post, saying, “What’s where’s the reward money at?”

The police later on confirmed that the woman who commented on the post was indeed the fugitive they were after.

A few days later, the Tulsa Police posted an update on its Facebook page saying, “Weekly Most Wanted arrested for commenting on our post about her.”

According to the police, a day after Graves commented on the post, they were able to track her location and arrested her.

In the Facebook post, the police included Graves’ photo, where she seems smiling while in police custody, her mugshot, and screenshots of her comment and other people’s comments telling her that her move was not a good idea.

“Giiiiirl you better stay off social media they can track you!” a certain Jane Doe commented.

Another commenter Dyland Boyd said, “Ain’t gonna be as funny when you get processed.”

The police said Graves is charged with accessory to murder, with a bond set at $500,000 (P23 million).

The police also noted “this is an arrest, not a conviction.”

Lorrain Graves could have benefitted from the tagline: “Think before you click.”