Two suspects were in custody Wednesday afternoon after allegedly robbing United Bank in Jackson.
Butts County Sheriff Gary Long said the two — a male and a female — entered the bank around 3 p.m. Long said the female passed a note to a teller indicating both of them had explosives on their bodies and demanding cash.
The pair left the bank on foot and were apprehended a short time later after a foot chase through nearby woods. Officers with the Butts County Sheriff's Office, city of Jackson Police and the U.S. Marshals Service Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force assisted in the apprehension.
The male suspect was identified as 31-year-old William Minter. Authorities said Minter was already wanted on a probation violation. He is on probation for a gun offense.
The female suspect, though in custody, was not immediately identified.
Long said though neither suspect in fact had any explosives, and no other weapons were found, they both will face armed robbery charges.
While initial reports indicated the suspects may have left the bank in a gray pickup, an officer on the lookout for the vehicle spotted a female on the edge of nearby woods matching the description given of the female suspect. Long said the suspects were apprehended in separate areas after leading law enforcement officers on a foot chase.