Bank Robbery Arrest

On 05/23/2017 at 2:14 p.m. Patrol Officers were dispatched to a robbery in progress at the Wells Fargo Branch located at 112 W. Cottonwood Road. One suspect entered the business and demanded currency then fled the scene in a vehicle. Units quickly arrived on scene began gathering information.

Thanks to witness information gathered at the scene a description of the vehicle was broadcast to all responding units. The suspect vehicle was observed near the intersection of Main and Oates Street by an officer. The vehicle was stopped in the 200 block of N. Bell Street and the passenger fled on foot. Following a short foot pursuit the suspect was taken into custody. The driver was taken into custody by other responding units.

Investigators have arrested and charged 51 year old James White, of Roberts Street, with Robbery 1st degree.

Investigators have arrested and charged 69 year old, James Edward Mathis, of Fountain Street, with Robbery 1st degree.

Bond will be set later today. All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.