Man in custody for Stanly County bank robbery, sheriff’s office says – WSOC TV

STANLY COUNTY, North Carolina – A man is in custody following a bank robbery Thursday afternoon, according to the Stanly County Sheriff’s Office.

Officials said they received reports of a robbery at First Bank on Highway 49 in Richfield.

An investigation has identified Kelvin Wayne Simmons as a suspect in connection with the theft.

No injuries were reported.

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Officials also determined that Simmons made the fake active shooter threat on the Misenheimer campus of Pfeiffer University to distract police.

He was charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and filing a false report of mass violence on educational property. He has also been served with numerous outstanding warrants from surrounding jurisdictions.

Simmons was taken into SWAT custody at a hotel in Charlotte before being transported back to Stanly County.

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He is being held at the Ralph McSwain Detention Center with an initial court date set for April 4.

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