Two suspects were being held in the Butts County Jail after allegedly robbing United Bank in Jackson last week.
Butts County Sheriff Gary Long said the two — a male and a female — entered the bank around 3 p.m. June 19. Long said the female passed a note to a teller indicating both of them had explosives on their bodies and demanding cash.
The pair left the bank on foot and were apprehended a short time later after a foot chase in nearby woods. Officers with the Butts County Sheriff’s Office, city of Jackson Police and the U.S. Marshals Service Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force assisted in the apprehension.
The male suspect was identified as 31-year-old William Thomas Minter of Locust Grove. Authorities said Minter was already wanted on a probation violation. He is on probation for a gun offense.
He was denied bond during a hearing in Magistrate Court and is being held on charges of probation violation, terroristic threats and acts, and as a party to the crime of armed robbery.
The female suspect was identified as Alexandra Kathleen Seay, 25, of McDonough.
She was also denied bond in Magistrate Court, and is being held on charges of armed robbery, terroristic threats and acts and possession and use of a drug-related object.
Long said neither suspect in fact had any explosives, and no weapons were found.
While initial reports indicated the suspects may have left the bank in a gray pickup, an officer on the lookout for the vehicle spotted a female on the edge of nearby woods matching the description given of the female suspect. Long said the suspects were apprehended in separate areas after being pursued by law enforcement officers.