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Bank robbery indirectly leads to officer wreck

Posted June 3, 2009

— A bank robbery in Moore County led indirectly to an officer-involved collision in Lee County Tuesday afternoon.

Chief Deputy Randall Butler, of the Lee County Sheriff's Office, said a man allegedly robbed the First Bank in Vass, at 200 Seaboard St.

A Lee County deputy heard the call and spotted a car matching the description of the suspect vehicle, Butler said. When the deputy stopped the car, he realized the driver did not match the description of the alleged bank robber.

A second Lee County deputy, traveling to assist the first, wrecked his car on N.C. Highway 87 near Olivia Road.


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  • ghwhitaker1_old Jun 3, 2009

    Highway 87 and Olivia Road is in Harnett County. What's the Lee deputy doing in Harnett county?

  • WHEEL Jun 3, 2009

    Southernlady05 "That's 100% 0f miles per week" uh huh.

  • Alexia.1 Jun 3, 2009

    This sounds like the Dukes of Hazzard :-) Rosco ran his car up a tree?

  • whatusay Jun 3, 2009

    Barney Fife to the rescue...

  • cbarnett Jun 3, 2009

    How is it "indirectly"?

  • SouthernLady05 Jun 3, 2009

    "Also, it seems like a deputy or police officer is wrecking a car every day or so. WHAT is up with that?"

    If you think you can do better, go sign up. RPD has vacancies. What the public fails to understand is that street cops, patrolman, and deputies drive 90% of their shift. That's 100's of miles a week. For the amount of time they drive, there are actually very few wrecks... compared to the public's amount of driving time vs. wrecks.

  • oldfirehorse Jun 3, 2009

    Where do they come up with this stuff? That's digging pretty deep to try to besmirch officers of the law. There is absolutely nothing "indirect" about an officer observing a car matching the description of a felony get away vehicle and making a stop. There is also nothing indirect about another officer responding to assist in a felony stop. Maybe some driving issues, but nothing "indirect". Let's stick to the facts shall we?

  • Just the facts mam Jun 3, 2009

    I guess that is what people, including myself, usually do not understand. A persons direct actions often can have indirect consequences a person may never know about. So a person robs a bank and is only taking responsibility for robbing the bank, but a police officer trying to catch the robber gets injured in an accident. So the robber is indirectly responsible for this accident also, even though he does not view it that way. I guess this goes for both good and bad actions. Hope the officer will be OK.

  • bathroom_monkey Jun 3, 2009

    Way to go Keystone Cops.

  • akofoed2 Jun 3, 2009

    Well they just finally found the guys who robbed it 2 years ago guilty. And now it happens again. Wow