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'Ball Cap Bandit' goes before judge

The man the FBI says is the Ball Cap Bandit bank robber made his first court appearance Friday morning. The man the FBI says is the Ball Cap Bandit bank robber made his first court appearance Friday morning.
FLORENCE, AL (WAFF) -

The man the FBI says is the Ball Cap Bandit bank robber made his first court appearance Friday morning.

Cedrick Hicks went before a judge in Lauderdale County.

Hicks walked into the courthouse, seemingly un-phased by the seriousness of his crimes - at one point even offering to talk on camera at the jail, but when he left it was a different story, and he declined to comment.

Federal agents arrested  Hicks Thursday in Decatur. He is suspected of robbing at least eight banks in North Alabama and Tennessee.

Hicks is currently being held in the Lauderdale County Detention Center. Federal charges are possible in his case.

During Friday's hearing, Hicks' bond was set at $350,000. His attorney requested preliminary hearing for April 26.

Even though his bond is set, if he were to make bail, he would not be able to leave because of a federal hold.

At this time, it is unclear whether or not the feds will pursue charges against him.

Lauderdale County District Attorney Chris Connolly said they are working closely with federal agents to determine their next move.

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