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.
Copyright 2014 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.