Man accused in armed robbery of bank waves arraignment

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Focus Bank in Hornersville (Source: cNews)
Focus Bank in Hornersville (Source: cNews)
According to the sheriff, the suspect has been arrested (Source: cNews)
According to the sheriff, the suspect has been arrested (Source: cNews)

HORNERSVILLE, MO (KFVS) - A man accused of robbing a Dunklin County bank on July 19 appeared in court on Friday.

According to the Dunklin County Circuit Clerk, George Proby Jr. was in court for arraignment at 9:00 am this morning.

Proby appeared with his attorney and waived arraignment.

His next court date is set for August 19 at 9:00 a.m.

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Police have released the name of a man suspected of trying to rob a Dunklin County bank Tuesday.

Sheriff Bob Holder says he has probable cause to believe that George J. Proby, Jr. of West Memphis, Ark. committed robbery first degree and armed criminal action.

The probable cause statement continues that Proby entered Focus Bank on July 19, 2011 around 12:15 p.m. in Hornersville with the intent to rob the bank.

Proby then jumped over the counter to where the tellers worked, displayed a gun and demanded money, said Holder.

Proby shot the gun twice, according to Holder. The first shot was fired through an office door with the bullet just missing the teller working the window. The second shot was fired through a double pane window in the rear bathroom where Proby fled with the gun and stolen money, according to the statement.

Proby was caught by police a short distance from the bank, said Holder.

Holder says Proby is schedule to appear in court on Friday.

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