BARBOURSVILLE BANK ROBBERY - While bank robbery is becoming a frequent crime, most bank robbers get caught.|
The hold-up of the Fifth Third Bank in Barboursville Wednesday afternoon has already resulted in a suspect being arrested.
Jonathan Tyler Deaton, 22, of Barboursville has been charged with bank robbery. Bond was set at $75,000 cash only.
According to the arrest warrant, Deaton approached a teller at the Fifth Third Bank and demanded $20,000.
When the teller told Deaton that she didn't have $20,000, he stated "You do have the money, now give it to me now, " and Deaton threatened to cross the counter and get the money himself, according to the warrant.
Another teller passed over several thousand dollars and Deaton then fled the bank.
Police began their search and brought in K-9 units to track the suspect and images from surveillance video were distributed to the media.
Cabell County 911 received a call from a person who said they recognized the person in the images because she used to work with him.
That information led authorities to check Tyler Deaton's Facebook account. His profile contained several public photos, according to the arrest warrant.
Investigators compared the images on Facebook with the surveillance video and matched them to the suspect.