Bank Robbery Suspect Nabbed

Jermaine Faulk

WINNSBORO – A North Carolina man suspected of robbing the Wells Fargo bank at 101 N. Congress St. was captured by Winnsboro Public Safety officers Thursday afternoon, a mere 16 minutes after dispatch received the call.

Jermaine Leonard Faulk, 25, of Rose Hill, N.C. was spotted walking down the 400 block of Cemetery Street by officers sweeping the area. Faulk fit the description of a man who, at 11:47 a.m., had forced his way behind the counter at the Wells Fargo bank and snatched approximately $1,000 in cash from teller drawers. Freddie Lorick, Chief of Public Safety, said Faulk was breathing heavily when officers caught up with him and patted him down. Lorick said some of the stolen money was found on Faulk; the rest was found in the pockets of his jacket, which he had discarded on the nearby railroad tracks during his flight.

No one was injured during the incident, Lorick said. Faulk is being held at the Fairfield County Detention Center, charged with robbery. Lorick said investigators are also seeking one or more possible accomplices who drove Faulk to the bank that morning.

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