Two charged after Fayetteville bank robbery
Posted February 26, 2013
Updated February 27, 2013
Fayetteville, N.C. — Fayetteville police have arrested two people in connection with the robbery of a Carter Bank & Trust branch Tuesday afternoon.
Louis Joseph Spano, 30, and Russell Fredrick Culbreth, 34, face common law robbery and conspiracy charges, police said. They were placed in the Cumberland County jail under $25,000 bonds.
Authorities said Spano and Culbreth robbed the bank, at 697 Country Club Road, around 2:45 p.m. and then took off in a Pontiac Grand Am that they then crashed into a fence near McArthur and Rosehill roads, about 3 miles from the bank.
The pair then jumped from the car and ran. Police were able to capture them a short time later.
The search for the suspects prompted a nearby school, College Lakes Elementary School, to briefly go on lockdown.
Investigators later determined that Culbreth and a woman, Nerieda Ferrer, were wanted on charges in West Virginia. Ferrer was also arrested in Fayetteville Tuesday.