According to a Cartersville officer's report, the suspect, identified as Ivory Brooks, was found minutes after the incident when a Bartow County Sheriff's Office deputy spotted a man matching a description provided by dispatch operators and placed him in custody for questioning.
The CPD officer joined the deputy and found $6,000 in a grocery bag in Brooks' left front pocket. The demand note and hat that Brooks was wearing also were located.
The United Community Bank teller identified Brooks as the suspect who robbed the bank, demanding $20 and $100 bills from her drawer via a note telling her that he had a gun.
Federal Bureau of Investigation and Cartersville Police Criminal Investigations Division officers arrived on scene shortly after and began an investigation into security images from the bank and interviews. No money was found to be missing and Brooks was transported to the jail later that day.
No injuries were reported.
Weather stalls search for drowning victim
Divers were not able to continue their search for a missing drowning victim at Lake Allatoona Wednesday due to weather conditions, according to Melissa Cummings, the Department of Natural Resources public relations coordinator. Plans were unclear Wednesday morning if the search would continue today.
Tommy E. Moore, 68, of Plainfield, Ind., fell into the lake Saturday while in his wheelchair at Red Top Mountain's Park Marina. Some witnesses dove into the lake after him but were unable to find Moore. The area where Moore went in reaches a depth of 76 feet, according to a Bartow Emergency Management Agency diver.
Moore's wheelchair was recovered during one of the several dives teams have since conducted. The depth of the area and cables dissecting the area have hindered the search, along with Wednesday's poor visibility due to inclement weather conditions.