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Fugitive unit arrests Morrow man in bank robbery

A Morrow man, who was serving 10 years probation for forgery, was arrested Tuesday, on charges that he robbed a Lilburn bank last month.

Clayton County Fugitive Unit investigators assisted the FBI and the Lilburn Police Department in arresting Rayford Aaron Lanham, 46, said Clayton Sheriff's Lt. Brian Crisp. Lanham was taken into custody at his home on Pleasant Valley Drive.

Crisp said Lanham is charged with robbing the RBC Bank, in Lilburn.

Video surveillance shows a heavy-set, white male in his mid-40s, wearing a Minnesota Vikings football jersey entering the bank Sept. 22, at about 10:30 a.m.

Police said he handed the teller a note demanding money. The money bag contained a red dye pack, which exploded.

Clayton County Superior Court records show that Lanham pleaded guilty in May to five counts of forgery, filed against him in March. He was sentenced to 10 years probation on each count, to be served concurrently. He was also ordered to pay $4,200 in restitution.

He is being held without bond in the Clayton County Jail.

–– Kathy Jefcoats