Suspect’s bond set at $2 million

Published 12:35 am Friday, December 10, 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

A Hunstville man is in the Dallas County Jail under a $2 million bond charged with robbing the RBC Bank on Broad Street.

Dallas County District Judge Bob Armstrong levied the bond on Jason Paul Davis after a court hearing Thursday in Selma. Attorney Thomas Treese was appointed by Armstrong to represent Davis.

Selma police officers returned Davis to the Selma two days after authorities in Ardmore, Tenn., arrested him as a suspect in the robbery of the CB&S Bank in that city.

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Ardmore Chief of Police David Whitt said his department arrested Davis, 25, Monday after the Alabama man allegedly robbed the CB&S Bank at 26314 Main St.

Davis led members of the Ardmore Police Department and the Limestone County Sheriff’s Office on a high-speed chase into a rural area, according to Whitt.

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

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

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

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