Bank robbery leads to standoff
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 8:54am
This case was reviewed by the United States Federal Magistrate’s Office and they issued complaints charging the following suspects with Bank Robbery:
Darryl Anthony Moody – 25 years old – a Killeen resident
Bartholomew Ambros McArthur – 24 years old – a Killeen resident
Timothy Hughes – 22 years old – a Killeen resident
Levar Bridges – 29 years old – a Killeen resident
These subjects were transferred to the Bell County Jail on Wednesday, May 18, 2011. They have since been transferred to the U.S. Federal Detention Facility in Waco where they are awaiting arraignment by the U.S. Federal Magistrate.
From Killeen Police Department
KILLEEN -- Five men are in custody after a bank robbery turned into a standoff early Tuesday morning in Killeen.
Police say the robbery happened just after 9:00am, at the United Central Bank located at 404 E. Veteran’s Memorial Blvd.
They were told that three black males entered the bank and that at least one of the males was armed. They demanded money from the tellers and fled on foot.
Investigation led officers to the 1400 block of Redondo where they found the three suspects. Police say more people were inside the residence but wouldn't come out. That's when the Tactical Response Unit arrived and began negotiations when another male came out of the house.
Again, officers believed someone else was inside and attempted negotiations but received no answer. Members of the SWAT team then deployed chemical agents inside the house. A short time later another male exited the residence and was detained. The residence was then cleared by the SWAT team and K-9 Units and no one else was found to be inside.
The five males that were detained on Redondo are being held in relation to the robbery investigation; no formal charges have been filed as of this time.