Accused Morgan Co. bank robber to face more charges - WAFF-TV: News, Weather and Sports for Huntsville, AL

Accused Morgan Co. bank robber to face more charges

Joe Guthrie (Source: Morgan County Sheriff's Office) Joe Guthrie (Source: Morgan County Sheriff's Office)
MORGAN COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

More charges may be in store for a suspected armed bank robber in Morgan County.

Authorities arrested Joe Guthrie after he allegedly robbed the Peoples Bank in Laceys Spring Wednesday.

Friday, Sheriff Ana Franklin said he will be charged with three other bank robberies.

Franklin said they have the evidence they need after searching his home and his truck, and these three bank robberies may not be the only robberies they charge him with.

According to court documents, witnesses gave authorities a description of his truck. One of them actually followed Guthrie but lost sight of them as he went into Madison County. Authorities were able to get a tag number, and Huntsville Police took him down.

Guthrie will be charged for two bank robberies in Eva, at the Eva Bank and at Premiere Bank, and he will be charged for robbing the Peoples Bank in Somerville.

He may be the suspect in more crimes.

Franklin said there are several other bank robberies outside of Morgan County in which the robber had a very similar method of operation.

"It was always raining. That way he wasn't suspicious when he had a raincoat or a hoodie on. He parked at an alternate location, walked away from the cameras, he generally scoped out the bank ahead of time, so he knew where the cameras were. He waited until no one else was in the bank," she said.

Investigators said they discovered around $12,000 from the Laceys Spring robbery in Guthrie's truck.

Copyright 2013 WAFF. All rights reserved.

  • NewsMore>>

  • 'It happens': Drunk man hid gun in body cavity, sheriff says

    'It happens': Drunk man hid gun in body cavity, sheriff says

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 3:56 PM EDT2017-03-28 19:56:58 GMT
    Jesse Roberts (Source: Limestone County Sheriff's Office)Jesse Roberts (Source: Limestone County Sheriff's Office)

    The common arrest of an Elkmont man leads to an uncommon plot twist… in his pants. 23 year old Jesse O’Neal Roberts was arrested Tuesday morning at his home on Esten Lane after police received calls of a prowler. 

    More >>

    The common arrest of an Elkmont man leads to an uncommon plot twist… in his pants. 23 year old Jesse O’Neal Roberts was arrested Tuesday morning at his home on Esten Lane after police received calls of a prowler. 

    More >>
  • Morgan County inmate recaptured after escape from hospital

    Morgan County inmate recaptured after escape from hospital

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 3:40 PM EDT2017-03-28 19:40:43 GMT
    Kenneth Pitts (Source: Morgan County Sheriff's Office)Kenneth Pitts (Source: Morgan County Sheriff's Office)

    Morgan County authorities say an inmate escaped from the hospital but was quickly recaptured Monday afternoon.

    More >>

    Morgan County authorities say an inmate escaped from the hospital but was quickly recaptured Monday afternoon.

    More >>
  • Decatur woman indicted for husband's murder

    Decatur woman indicted for husband's murder

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 3:17 PM EDT2017-03-28 19:17:14 GMT
    Michelle Lee Owens (Source: Morgan County Sheriff's Office)Michelle Lee Owens (Source: Morgan County Sheriff's Office)
    A Morgan County grand jury indicted a Decatur woman for the murder of her husband. Michelle Owens is accused of shooting and killing her husband, Eddie, in June 2016. Police found his body inside the family home on Lenox Drive. The couple’s son called 911 and told the call-taker his mother was inside with his younger brother and father. The son said she would not let him in the house. He told the dispatcher he heard his younger brother say their mother killed their father. RE...More >>
    A Morgan County grand jury indicted a Decatur woman for the murder of her husband. Michelle Owens is accused of shooting and killing her husband, Eddie, in June 2016. Police found his body inside the family home on Lenox Drive. The couple’s son called 911 and told the call-taker his mother was inside with his younger brother and father. The son said she would not let him in the house. He told the dispatcher he heard his younger brother say their mother killed their father. RE...More >>
Powered by Frankly