Siler City man arrested, linked to Bennett bank robbery
First Bank in Bennett reported an attempted bank robbery Friday after an elderly man walked into the branch with a gun and white plastic bags to demand cash.Posted — Updated
Bank employees quickly followed security procedures, resulting in the suspect leaving with no money, police said. No injuries were reported.
Bank employees described the suspect’s vehicle as a white Ford Ranger pickup truck. Chatham County Deputy Chris Burger saw a truck matching that description driving left of center about 6 miles from the bank. Burger stopped the driver, Johnnie Lynwood Goodson, 77, of 214 Evergreen St. in Siler City.
Burger arrested Goodson on a charge of driving with a revoked license.
Lieutenant Brad Johnson and Detective Phillip Richard of the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office interrogated Goodson, and investigators found a BB pistol and white plastic bags in his truck.
Goodson has been charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, driving with a revoked license and driving left of center. Jailed under a $3,000 secured bond, Goodson is scheduled to appear in Chatham County District Court in Pittsboro on Aug. 15.