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Police Arrest Suspect In Bank Robbery
Updated January 25, 2018 7:25 AM | Filed under: Crime
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(SPENCER) - An Arizona man was arrested in Owen County after police say he may be involved in the attempted robbery at People's State Bank in Paragon.

Police arrested 35-year-old Emory Stout of Golden Valley, Arizona on Tuesday afternoon on charges of resisting law enforcement with a vehicle, reckless driving and criminal recklessness.

According to a news release from the Owen County Sheriff's Department, Putnam County Sheriff's Department is also investigating a bank robbery Stout may have been involved with in Cloverdale.

The Morgan County Sheriff's Department received a call regarding a possible attempted robbery at People's State Bank in Paragon, shortly after the bank closed for lunch at 1 p.m.

Employees who were still in the parking lot saw a man wearing a mask exit the vehicle and try to enter the building. When the man found the bank was closed, he left in a blue Dodge truck heading south on State Road 67.

Then at 1:34 p.m., the Putnam County Emergency Operations Center dispatched a reported bank robbery at First National Bank in Cloverdale.

Putnam County Sheriff's Department Deputy Matthew Briggs, Cloverdale Officer Billy Wallace and Cloverdale Investigator Rick Lambert responded. Witnesses reported seeing Dodge truck that matched the description of the one seen during the attempted robbery in Paragon.

The truck was last seen traveling south on US 231.

Not long after, police the truck at the junction of US 231 and State Road 67. When police tried to stop the vehicle the driver accelerated and continued south toward Spencer.

"As the suspect vehicle approached Fletcher Avenue and Garden Park in Spencer, officers with the Spencer Police Department were able to deploy tire deflation devices and successfully punctured the passenger side tires of the vehicle," the news release reads.

The pursuit continued with Stout leaving the roadway and crashing into a deputy's vehicle at the intersection of River and Pottersville roads. Stout was then arrested.

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