Crystal Griffin Redd, 32, was traveling with her boyfriend Jim Bravis Redmond, 28. Both were wanted for different reasons; Redd for embezzlement and Redmond on military desertion charges going back to 2013.
They were also wanted in connection to an armed robbery in Georgia; described by law enforcement as “Bonnie and Clyde.”
On Tuesday, Redd was apprehended and Redmond fatally shot at a Georgia Pilot Travel Center, according to a Valdosta Today report.
Redd was approached by a deputy because the vehicle matched one used in a robbery earlier that day.
An agent with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said that upon questioning Redd, the deputy realized Redmond was hiding in the back with a gun.
The deputy requested additional backup and several attempts were reportedly made to get Redmond out of the car.
“The male did not comply with the repeated requests and exited the vehicle with a pistol,” said Jamy Steinberg, GBI Special Agent-in-Charge, in a published report. “According to preliminary witness reports, the male failed to drop the weapon or surrender before pointing the gun at law enforcement who then fired upon him.”
Redd was taken into custody in connection to the armed robbery. Redmond died from his gunshot wounds at the hospital. An autopsy was conducted, but no information has been released from it yet.
Redd is also wanted in Blackstone on embezzlement charges.
The mother of two was seen on surveillance video taking money from the safe of a local Food Lion, police said. Thousands of dollars disappeared.
“She’s seen on video leaving with what we believe is the money and she comes back in a short time later, to finish up her shift and then she leaves for good,” said Blackstone Police Chief Nick Kuzmiak.
Redd disappeared without a trace November 20, and never made contact with her family or children.
Family members said back in December that Crystal has never been in trouble with the law, and that these events are completely out of character.