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Douglass robbed by hired hand
He has wallet stolen while working at his burnt house
John Douglass is pictured outside his property on West Main Street before it burned.
A hired hand reportedly robbed his employer Friday afternoon, striking the victim on the back of the head and taking his wallet before fleeing the scene near downtown McMinnville.The alleged robber, Adam Wirgau, 28, tried to elude capture when lawmen cornered him near Pepper Branch Park hours after the crime. He was taken into custody following a struggle with officers and now stands charged with aggravated robbery, theft, evading arrest and resisting arrest.Police say Wirgau was employed by John Douglass to help clean up the property around his historic home which burned last month. The house, which was unoccupied at the time, is located on West Main Street beside Hardee’s.