CATOOSA COUNTY, GA (WRCB) -- The suspect has been identified as William Charles Allen who is also a suspect in a January 23rd bank robbery in Ft Myers, FL.
Authorities in Catoosa County, GA say around 9:05am Allen entered Capitol Bank and handed a bank teller a note. Allen then allegedly took $10,000 from the teller and fled, leaving the suspicious cellphone. He was later captured on I-75.
Ringgold Police Chief Charles Lamb says Allen has admitted to two other bank robberies. Chief Lamb says Allen died his hair pink to change his appearance.
UPDATE MARCH 26TH 12:20PM
CATOOSA COUNTY, GA (WRCB) -- The cellphone was taken off site and blown up by bomb squad technicians.
UPDATE MARCH 26TH NOON
CATOOSA COUNTY, GA (WRCB) -- Our reporter tells us both sides of Highway 41 are closed.
MARCH 26TH 11AM
CATOOSA COUNTY, GA ( WRCB) -- Officers have a man in custody after the robbery of a Catoosa County bank.
Authorities say they found a cellphone with a suspicious device attached to it at the Capitol Bank on Highway 41. The bank was robbed at 9am. The suspect fled in a van but was later captured on Interstate 75. Our reporter says 25 law enforcement cars are on the scene. Members of a police bomb squad are sweeping the building.
We'll bring you more details as they become available.