A bank robbery gone bad has resulted in the death of an innocent man. The IBC Bank in Miami was robbed this morning. Miami Police Chief George Haralson tells News Talk KZRG what happened.
"An unidentified male suspect entered the IBC Bank on North Main in Miami, had a note. The note said "I have a gun. I want all of your money". He got nervous and left the bank without any money."
A chase ensued on Highway 69 between Quapaw and Baxter Springs. Haralson tells News Talk KZRG the suspect was driving erratically while being chased by police, causing an accident.
"North of Quapaw, an 18-wheel tractor trailer truck, in order to avoid the oncoming vehicle, the truck driver lost control or veered off the roadway and is deceased at the scene."
The suspect was caught by police a short time later. The identities of the victim and the suspect have not yet been released. Haralson says the suspect will likely face attempted bank robbery and vehicular homicide charges. News Talk KZRG will update you as this story develops.
Update: 4:10pm. 50-year-old Frances Dishmon, address unknown, has been arrested for first degree murder and false impersonation. Further federal charges are expected in connection with the bank robbery. Dishmon's being held in the Ottawa County Jail.