Bank Robbery Suspect Arrested
Lake County Sheriff's Office arrested a bank robbery suspect earlier today at an apartment complex in Leesburg, according to local area police departments.
Lake County Sheriff's Office arrested James Coleman, 25, who was wanted by the Ocala Police Department for two bank robberies and other reported crimes. Detectives from the Marion County Sheriff's Office obtained the location of the suspect and the Lake County SWAT unit responded. After a brief amount of negotiation time, Coleman surrendered and was transported to the Lake County Jail.
Heritage Bank, located in Ocala, was robbed Thursday by a black male who was identified after surveillance photos of the suspect were disseminated to the public, according to the City of Ocala Police Department.
In the course of the investigation, detectives also located Coleman's brother, Desmond Davis, 19, who fit the description of the getaway driver from witness statements. Davis confessed to being the driver of the car when Coleman robbed Heritage Bank, according to the City of Ocala Police Department. Davis was placed under arrest for one count of Strong-Arm Robbery (Bank) and booked into the Marion County Jail under a $10,000.00 bond.
Detectives from Marion County Sheriff's Office will additionally be charging Coleman with Armed Burglary where he burglarized the home of an Marion County Deputy and stole several firearms. He is also suspected in another bank robbery in Marion County, according to authorities.
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