UPDATE: Tyrrell County Bank Robbery Suspect Arrested

By: April Davis
By: April Davis

A suspect has been arrested by law enforcement at the state line for a Tyrrell County bank robbery that took place Friday afternoon.

Law enforcement arrested 47-year-old Walter Eugene Jones of Wanchese. The Tyrrell County Sheriff's Office says Jones is responsible for the armed robbery of the BB&T Bank in Tyrrell County based Columbia, November 9th. Surveillance photos of the robbery were issued following that holdup.

Jones is charged with Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon, and Assault by pointing a gun.

Officials say Jones was arrested at the North Carolina / Virginia line Saturday night by agents with the North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement.

We’re told that the Currituck County Sheriff’s Office, NC Highway Patrol and Chesapeake Virginia Police Department assisted in the arrest.

Officials say Jones is in the Currituck County Detention Center under a one million dollar bond.

------------------
Previous Story:

The search is on for a man caught on camera during an attempted bank robbery in Tyrrell County.

The Tyrrell County Sheriff's Office says Friday just after 3:00 p.m. at the BB&T on Main Street in Columbia. The sheriff's office says no one was injured. They ask that anyone with any information, or if you can identify the person in the photos, call the sheriff's office at (252) 796-2251.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WITN

275 E. Arlington Blvd. Greenville, NC 27858 252-439-7777
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 178265491 - witn.com/a?a=178265491