Accused Robber in Cowboy Hat Caught

11-18-05 - An armed robber in a cowboy hat tried to run but didn't get far in Van Alstyne. Police say 34-year-old Douglas Wayne Ratliff, Jr of Farmersville walked into the Shell gas station on Highway 75 around 9 last night

The clerk says he put a shotgun on the counter and demanded money.

He got away in a red Mustang, drove into Collin County, and then took off on foot.

About 7:30 this morning police got a report of a suspicious person in the area along Highway 75 between Melissa and Anna and took Ratliff into custody.

He is also suspected of stealing that red Mustang in a carjacking in Princeton, Texas earlier last night.