Tuesday, April 17, 2007

BB&T Bank Robbers Captured

Two men are accused of robbing the Stantonsburg branch of BB&T Bank on Monday. Statonsburg Police and Wilson County sheriff’s deputies found a vehicle disabled in a ditch on Highway 222 West, interviewed the driver, and initially determined he wasn’t involved in the robbery. After a wrecker towed the car away, two men emerged from a nearby wooded area and attempted to car jack two Town of Stantonsburg utility workers at gunpoint. The workers managed to flag down a deputy who called in two K-9 units who tracked the suspects down. Within 90 minutes of the robbery, William Henderson Bethel, 62, (bottom) and Jomain Eugene Morgan, 35, (top) were arrested. Authorities also recovered the stolen money and a handgun believed to have been used in the BB&T robbery. Both men are in the Wilson County Jail under a $250,000 bond each. The FBI assisted in the investigation.


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