ALBERTVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - Update: Officers have charged three Georgia men for robbing a Regions Bank in Albertville on February 18.
Theodore David Kemp, 46, Ronnie Lee Jones, 31, and Nekyle Andreas Chaney, 45, were all charged with first-degree conspiracy to commit theft.
According to officers, Chaney was the lone person in the bank; also charged with criminal possession of a forged instrument.
Albertville police said Shermaine Nashawn Caison, 32, was the third person in the vehicle stopped by Boaz. Caison is charged with tampering with evidence after an attempt to flush marijuana once at the Albertville City Jail.
Authorities tell WAFF the charge of first-degree theft or property was recommended by the Marshall County District Attorney’s office instead of robbery, due to the level of force and the fact that no weapon was used during the commission of the offense.
Chaney, Kemp, and Jones are being held on a $40,000 cash bond. Caison is being held on a $500 misdemeanor bond.
All are still currently held in the Albertville City Jail awaiting transfer to the Marshall County Jail
Original: One man is now in custody after police officers say he robbed a bank in Albertville Thursday afternoon.
Police confirmed one man walked into the Regions Banks on U.S. Highway 431 in Albertville just before 1:30 p.m. He walked in, robbed the bank and left.
A customer inside of the bank realized what was going on and chased the suspect on foot. That’s when a group officers nearby were able to find him and take him into custody shortly after.
Police say they believe the man was unarmed and the amount of money taken is still unknown at this time.
After the alleged robbery, Albertville police issued an alert to other law enforcement to be on the lookout for a vehicle believed to be connected to the robbery. Boaz police located the vehicle and took three other people into custody, it is unclear if they will be charged.
No injuries were reported.
WAFF is told the FBI has also been contacted to assist in the investigation.