Ark. man in custody, accused of robbing Murphysboro bank and Ky. bank
MURPHYSBORO, Ill. (KFVS) - A bank robbery suspect is in custody, accused of robbing banks in southern Illinois and Kentucky.
According to the Murphysboro Police Department, the suspect was identified as 58-year-old John Earl Hall from Hot Springs, Arkansas.
Hall was taken into custody around 1:30 p.m. in Garland County, Ark.
Police say the Regions Bank on Walnut Street in Murphysboro wa robbed around 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, August 25. The suspect was able to get away with approximately $3,500 in cash.
After releasing the photo of the suspect to the public, police say they learned the same man allegedly robbed a bank in Henderson, Kentucky on Aug. 23.
The Murphysboro Police Department, along with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Hot Springs County Sheriff’s Office, Henderson, Ky. Police Department, Carbondale Police Department, Evansville, Ind. Police Department and Malvern, Ark. Police Department.
The investigation is ongoing.
Copyright 2022 KFVS. All rights reserved.