Earlier this week, a man was arrested in connection with an attempted bank robbery in Clinton. According to WJTV News Channel 12, the incident happened at about 3:30 p.m. at the BancorpSouth on Highway 80. Elijah Harris, 22-years-old, is accused of attempting to rob the bank with a threatening note. Initial reports indicate that a note demanding money was involved, and that the note also mentioned a weapon.
Robbery Arrest in Clinton
Although very few details about the arrest have been released, we do know that Harris was taken into custody as he was leaving the bank. WJTV News Channel 12 also reported that the investigation is ongoing in this case. At this time, there has been no word on what charge or charges Harris is facing. His bond has been reportedly set at $250,000.
Armed Robbery Charges
In many cases, it is possible to be charged with and convicted of armed robbery whether there was a weapon present or not. Just the implication of a weapon is enough to have your charges bumped from simple robbery to armed robbery. In addition to the theft of another person's property in the presence of that person, the threat of force is also an element of armed robbery. If intimidation and the threat of force were two factors in your case, you could be facing armed robbery charges. If weapons such as guns were involved, you could also be looking at additional charges.
After a Robbery Arrest in Jackson
Armed robbery charges can hold lengthy prison sentences and large fines if convicted. It's important to speak with a lawyer as soon as possible after your arrest for the best possible outcome of your case. Always remember to exercise your right to remain silent, contact your lawyer and wait until he or she is available to start discussing the details of your case.
If you or somebody you love is facing robbery or armed robbery charges in the Jackson Metro Area or the surrounding communities, contact the proven criminal defense team at Coxwell & Associates, PLLC at (601) 958-1600 for an immediate case consultation.