NC Police Charge Father And Son With Bank Heist

A father and son have been arrested in Asheville and charged with robbing a local bank.

The Asheville Citizen-Times reports that 57-year-old John Burton Edmonds and 23-year-old James Ryan Edmonds were arrested Friday and charged with robbing the Forest Commercial Bank earlier this month.

The younger man is being held on $75,000 bond. His father is being held on $100,000 bond. It couldn't be immediately determined Saturday if either has a lawyer.

Police say James Edmonds entered the bank wearing a ski mask and carrying a handgun on Dec. 8 before making off with more than $5,500.

They say his father pretended to run after him, and then gave police false information about where the robber was headed and what he was wearing.

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