On July 20, 2012 the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call at 2:56 pm that the Citizens Bank at Imboden had been robbed. The bank teller was able to identify the suspect as Randall Morris of Ravenden. The teller was also able to give a good description of the subject’s clothes and that he had fled in a small white car. A Lawrence County deputy just happened to be close to the bank and was able to locate the white car in just a few minutes. The deputy followed the car until backup arrived and the vehicle was stopped at Ravenden. At 3:07 the vehicle was stopped and Morris was taken into custody without incident. Several law enforcement agencies responded and helped the Sheriff’s Office with the incident including the Arkansas State Police, Black Rock Police Dept. and the Hoxie Police Dept. AET ambulance was also on scene.

Investigators processed the car and recovered a large sum of money and other evidence. Morris was transported to the Lawrence County Jail to await a bond hearing. Investigators then went back to the bank and processed the crime scene and watched the video surveillance footage of the robbery. The video showed that no weapon was used in the robbery; Morris jumped the counter and started grabbing cash. Morris then fled the bank on foot to another business where the car had been left.

When officers checked the vehicle it did not come back to Morris. The vehicle came back out of Randolph County. The owner was contacted at their work and did not know it was missing. Randolph County will be working the car theft. It is believed at this time that most if not all of the money was recovered.

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