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Arrest made in attempted bank robbery at Taylor County Bank

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Lexington man arrested after traffic stop in Indiana

By Zac Oakes

Less than a week after an attempted robbery at Taylor County Bank, the suspect has been apprehended, according to a release from the Campbellsville Police Department.

Jeremiah Johnson, 45, of Sandersville Road in Lexington, was arrested last Friday following a traffic violation in Greensburg, Indiana, approximately 300 miles from Campbellsville. He is currently incarcerated at the Taylor County Detention Center after being extradited and being lodged in the jail at 10:08 p.m. Monday evening.

Johnson had been identified as a suspect in an attempted robbery at Taylor County Bank on Saturday, Sept. 23.

Johnson entered the drive-thru of the Green River Plaza branch of Taylor County Bank and passed a threatening note to one of the tellers, demanding that cash be placed into one of the containers and sent back to him.

Surveillance footage from the bank was released by the Campbellsville Police Department and was shared on the city of Campbellsville’s Facebook page more than 700 times.

Campbellsville Police said Johnson was entered into the National Crime Information Center database as a wanted person for second-degree robbery, according to the report.

Campbellsville Police officers would like to thank the community for their help and support in identifying Johnson, as well as offering thanks to Lexington Police and Greensburg Indiana Police for their assistance.

The Taylor County Detention Center lists Sgt. Scotty Perian as the arresting officer for Johnson.