Renasant Bank is robbed, one man arrested


A lunchtime robbery of a local bank resulted in a brief hunt for the suspect, which ended in Paulding County with one man being arrested.

The suspect, later identified as Joel Michael Bennett, entered the bank and presented a note demanding money. Bennett then left the scene with an undetermined amount of money.

Within two hours, the Cartersville Criminal Investigations Unit was able to identify and locate Bennett in Paulding County, where officers placed him under arrest.

Bennett was arrested and charged with armed robbery. He was booked at the Cartersville Police Department and is housed at the Bartow County Jail.