Around 4 p.m. Thursday Aug. 31, 2006, bystanders notified police that several people inside Citizens First Bank on Lehman Avenue had their hands above their heads. At the same time an alarm call from the bank was received by police. Several others say they saw the suspect flee the bank on foot.
"Officers surrounded an area behind a car lot on the bypass with a canine unit brought in," Officer Barry Pruitt said. "Officers did locate and apprehend a suspect which is in custody now."
Andre Valantine was arrested and is lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail.
Police said they were able to get a weapon and money from Valantine, and Valantine faces charges of first degree robbery.