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Colby Gilliam arrested in S.C. after Facebook message

Gilliam was quick to delete both his Facebook account and comment, but not before the post managed to go viral.
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A man wanted in Queen Anne’s County was arrested Monday in South Carolina after criticizing the Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office on its Facebook page, The Star Democrat reports.

Colby Gilliam, 33, probably thought he was being helpful by commenting on a post about an injured Bay Bridge worker on June 4. Little did he know the comment would lead to his arrest.

Gilliam wrote, "The man is knocked out and on one of the cat walks underneath the road come on qasd get the facts before posting..."

The Sheriff's Office was quick to respond.

“Thank you Colby – By the way we still have a warrant for your arrest. Checkout our Most Wanted Page."

The Star Democrat reports Gilliam had recently been featured in an episode of Queen Anne’s County Most Wanted, so his name was still fresh in police officers’ minds.

Gilliam was quick to delete both his Facebook account and comment, but not before the post managed to go viral. The Star Democrat reports his Facebook post reached as far as Canada, Hong Kong and Australia.

Several people called police to tip off Gilliam's whereabouts.

Gilliam had been wanted since September for violating probation when he moved to South Carolina. He was also wanted for failing to appear in court on theft charges.

Gilliam was also arrested in mid-December for domestic violence, according to court documents. He is waiting to be extradited back to Maryland.

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