Suspect Jailed In Robbery Of Highway 97 Gas Station, Lillian Pharmacy

November 26, 2014

A suspect in the armed robbery of a North Escambia convenience store and a pharmacy in Lillian, AL, is now behind bars in north Mississippi.

William “Jake” McMillan, age 27, was jailed after allegedly committing an armed robbery in Choctaw County, MS.  He was arrested after a high speed chase into Montgomery County, MS, and transferred back to the Choctaw County Jail where is being held without bond.

A warrant for McMillan’s arrest was issued last week in Baldwin County, AL, after he was identified on surveillance video  as the  suspect who  robbed  the  Lillian Pharmacy  at gunpoint, making his getaway with about 1,700 hydrocodone pills. A  short time before the robbery, he allegedly took an  undisclosed amount of cash from a register and  safe  from  his  workplace, the Las Vegas Discount Golf & Tennis at Tanger Outlets in Foley.

McMillan has also been named as the suspect in the Friday night armed robbery of the Davisville BP on Highway 97 in Escambia County, FL.  He allegedly entered the store, displayed a handgun and demanded cash before fleeing in a vehicle. The clerk was uninjured.

Authorities in Mississippi reportedly reviewed the surveillance video from the Davisville BP published on and discovered McMillan appeared to have the same jacket and clothing in his possession at the time of the Mississippi armed robbery.

Once charges are resolved in Mississippi, McMillan is expected to be extradited back to Baldwin County before facing any charged in Escambia County, FL.

Pictured inset: The suspect in a Friday night robbery. Pictured below: The BP station on Highway 97 in Davisville minutes after a Friday night robbery. photos, click to enlarge.


6 Responses to “Suspect Jailed In Robbery Of Highway 97 Gas Station, Lillian Pharmacy”

  1. Hkemhorns on November 30th, 2014 6:44 am

    Sadly that is what happens most of the time. The state where he is incarcerated bears the brunt of the expense.Other states make a deal so no extradition.

  2. William on November 26th, 2014 6:50 am

    >>>It is GREAT that NE has helped in the capture of this robber before he could cause anyone physical harm.

    While your other nice comments are much appreciated, I wanted to point out the MS authorities would have reviewed the video we published *after* arresting McMillan. While that might have helped in tying him to the the crimes here, his alleged robbery and high speed chase in MS were what led to his arrest.

  3. Bob C. on November 26th, 2014 6:16 am

    NorthEscambia fulfills so many community / area needs and communications roles for us.
    It is GREAT that NE has helped in the capture of this robber before he could cause anyone physical harm.
    Thanks to all who manage the website.
    May all of us have a safe and good Thanksgiving.

  4. Puddin on November 26th, 2014 5:58 am

    Well color me embarrassed. I would have bet hard cash that was a woman in the survelliance video. :-/ Well at at least they caught him.

  5. CW on November 26th, 2014 5:35 am

    So what was he doing in Davisville? Just driving around looking for a good opportunity?

  6. XD0RACER on November 26th, 2014 4:00 am

    THIS GUY HAD AN AGENDA and moved around to get it done. He definitely has a problem with a drug addiction and the desire to obtain at other peoples expense to get them. While committing these last three robberies brandishing a firearm he will surely be convicted and sentenced to spend many years in the MISSISSIPPI prison system before he is ever brought back to ALABAMA to face the music there or the FLORIDA robbery to be last. I have failed to figure out how which state has the jurisdiction to get him first. Is it the last one is first or is it the severity of which he is charged. Maybe a commenter in the know on this subject like DAVID HULE GREEN which I don’t know but enjoy his comments can shed some light on this for me. This man needs to be punished for all the havoc he inflicted–let’s hope the states don’t make some kind of deal with each other to where he can spend all his time in just one system to cover them all if that can be done. Was the vehicle he was using belong to him or did he steal it as well. I’m glad he was caught for his misdeeds and didn’t do any physical harm to any of the victims and maybe all the emotional harm will heal in time by knowing he was caught. JUST US FOR ALL.

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