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S.C. man pleads to role in Raleigh bank robbery

Posted February 3, 2010 4:27 p.m. EST
Updated February 3, 2010 4:45 p.m. EST

— A South Carolina man faces up to 25 years in prison for his role in a Raleigh bank robbery last summer.

Bryan Jamar Singletary, 27, of Lake City, S.C., pleaded guilty Wednesday to aiding and abetting armed bank robbery. Police said he drove the getaway car for Curtis Leon McCutchen, 47, of 1624 Hyman Drive, Manning, S.C., and David Jenkins, 42, of 119 Alvin Court, Latta, S.C.

According to authorities, McCutchen and Jenkins entered the SunTrust Bank, at 5135 New Hope Road, on July 2 wearing masks, pointed a handgun at employees and customers and took $7,400.

They jumped into an SUV driven by Singletary, they led police on a pursuit on and off Interstate 440 and Capital Boulevard before jumping out of the vehicle at the intersection of Capital Boulevard and Yonker's Road.

Raleigh Police Chief Harry Dolan said the suspects fired “several rounds" of ammo into a vehicle and that the SUV also struck four other vehicles during the pursuit.

McCutchen is charged with attempted murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon, assault with a dangerous weapon, hit and run, felony speeding to elude and careless and reckless driving. He also faces a series of speeding and red light violation charges.

Jenkins is charged with attempted murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon and possession of a firearm by a felon.