Suspect caught in Tennessee

Published 11:20 pm Tuesday, December 7, 2010

This man is suspected of robbing the RBC Bank on Broad Street Tuesday. Police ask if you see this man to contact them immediately. -- Submitted photo

ARDMORE, Tenn. — Authorities in Tennessee have notified the Selma Police Department it is holding a suspect in the Nov. 29 robbery of the RBC Bank on Broad Street in Selma.

Ardmore Chief of Police David Whitt said Tuesday his department arrested Jason Paul Davis, 25, of Rita Lane in Huntsville, after he allegedly robbed the CB&S Bank about 3:10 p.m. Monday.

Ardmore police officers arrived at the bank, located at 26314 Main St., about a minute after the dispatcher received a call and dispatched an all-points bulletin for a black male in his 30s, wearing a white hooded sweatshirt and brown ball cap in a white Dodge Charger going east on Highway 53.

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Whitt said he spotted the vehicle on Hwy 53 just north of Read Section Road in Madison County.

“A high speed pursuit ensued into Limestone County to Wooley Springs Road,” Whitt said. “Parts of the vehicle were located in a field at the curve on Wooley Spring Road between Thatch Road and McKee Road by Limestone County deputies.”

The deputies and Ardmore police followed tracks to a field road into the woods. They found Davis in the vehicle about 1-½ miles off Wooley Springs Road, Whitt said.

Davis is in the Limestone County Detention Center waiting for the Selma Police Department to pick him up.

Whitt said he is working with the Federal Bureau of Investigation to file federal bank robbery charges for the case in Ardmore.

Selma Police Detective Sgt. Tori Neely said Tuesday afternoon he had received word the suspect was in custody.

“We will bring him back as soon as they’re done with what they need to do with him,” Neely said.

Selma authorities have been searching for the suspect since Nov. 29 when a black male about 6 foot, 2 inches and weighing about 210 pounds walked into the RBC Bank on Broad Street and handed a teller a note threatening her life and demanding all the money in her cash drawer.

The man walked out of the bank, but the bank cameras caught a photograph of him.

Eyewitnesses told police the suspect walked toward the Edmund Pettus Bridge and toward Water Avenue.