Coffee Bandit's Revolving Jail Door
Jeremy Don Irvin, the now infamous convenience store robber who throws hot coffee in the clerk's face before grabbing money from the cash register, is no stranger to trouble. To coin a phrase: "he has a rap sheet a mile long."
Notwithstanding, he managed to be arrested twice since last December, for robbing convenience stores with hot coffee. Both times, he was allowed to post bond and walk out a free man.
Irvin's first conviction, for burglary, came just two months after his 19th birthday on November 1, 1996. Since then, he has been arrested and convicted of a variety of crimes ranging from possession of marijuana and DWI to credit card abuse.
On November 19, 2006, according to court documents, Irvin began his coffee-crime spree when he robbed a 7-11 in Coppell. According to police, his take was about $40 in cash.
Later that month, on November 29, he robbed a Tetco in North Dallas using the same method--making off with an undetermined amount of cash.
Coppell police quickly identified him from surveillance video and the license plate on his Toyota Corolla: 196-NYJ.
On December 6, he was arrested and taken to the Dallas County Jail. Three days later, he walked out after posting a $25,000 bond.
Dallas Police, meanwhile, identified Irvin in the subsequent robbery and put out a warrant. Irvin was captured in late January and hauled in to the Denton County Jail.
After another hearing, Irvin was granted another opportunity to post bond. This time, for his second robbery, it was only $10,000.
Again he walked free.
Why this is, we've been unable to determine for certain.
Irvin has several warrants out for his arrest in Dallas and Collin County for doing what he apparently does best.
One thing is for certain, he's unlikely to walk free again for awhile. Judge Lena Levario, today, revoked his bond. This time, when he's caught, he'll stay in jail until his numerous trials are over.