Robbery Arrest Ending with a Death Threat

Published 07/10 2014 08:55PM

Updated 07/14 2014 05:43PM

John Burkhead is accused of taking several items from Walmart in north Abilene, including a bicycle.

When he was approached by a loss prevention officer, he allegedly pulled out a knife and threatened to kill the officer and then rode away on his bike.

Store surveillance video was given to police, which is how they were able to identify him.

Burkhead later told BCH News that he did not threaten the officer.

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