The following press release has been issued by Polk County TN Sheriff's Office. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
On Thursday, February 4, 2016, Polk County Sheriff's Office responded to Peoples Bank in Ducktown, TN in reference to a robbery. Deputies and investigators responded and quickly put out a "Be On the Lookout" of the suspect. Approximately 20 minutes later, the vehicle and suspect was spotted by Sgt. Epperson on Hwy 64 and pulled over. Investigators along with the FBI confirmed it was the suspect and he was taken into custody. Corey Wehunt of Cleveland, TN has since been charged federally with the robbery.
Special thanks to Deputy Michael Cochran, Sgt. Brian Epperson, Captain Keith Barker, Captain Brian Fields, Detective Pete Roberts, Detective Kevin Cole, Communications Officers Mike Loudermilk and L'Ene Creasman for a job well done.
Polk County Sheriff's Office says they are thankful that no one was injured during the bank robbery.
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