Thursday, November 11, 2010
Bank robbery suspects ID’d
By SUE WATSON
One suspect is in custody and arrest warrants for four others have been issued in the robberies of the Bank of Holly Springs at Slayden (May 19) and the Citizens Bank of Barton (June 10).
Sheriff Kenny Dickerson said two vehicles and two handguns believed to have been used in the armed robberies have been recovered.
A joint operation was initiated by area law enforcement agencies upon a tip called in to Marshall County Crime Stoppers and also partly upon information displayed on the Internet, the sheriff said.
One suspect has been arrested in Memphis, Tenn. None of the suspects are from Marshall County. Two suspects have lengthy criminal records and two are believed to have participated in both bank robberies, he said.
Dickerson said some or possibly all of the suspects are going to be charged with other federal and state crimes. The names of the suspects are being withheld until the investigations are completed.
He praised the investigative efforts of Maj. Kelly McMillen, and other agencies – the FBI, the Safe Streets Task Force (of Tennessee), the Secret Service and the U.S. Marshals’ Office.
“They did a tremendous job,” Dickerson said.
A red Toyota Yaris and a Pontiac Grand Prix, believed to have been used in the bank robberies, are being sent to the Batesville Crime Lab for forensics testing, he said.
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