Tyrrell County authorities: Would-be bank robber arrested

TYRRELL COUNTY - A would-be bank robber is now in custody, Tyrrell County authorities said.

47-year-old Walter Jones was arrested Saturday night near the North Carolina-Virginia line. Jones has been charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and assault by pointing a gun.

Jones is currently being held at the Currituck County Detention Center under a $1,000,000 bond.


Deputies in Tyrrell County have released photographs of a suspect they say attempted to rob a bank Friday.

On Friday, at 3:13 p.m., the Tyrell County 9-1-1 center received a call about the attempt at BB&T bank, located at 107 Main Street in Columbia, NC, deputies said.

No injuries were reported. Anyone with information is asked to call the Tyrrell County Sheriff's office at (252) 796-2251.

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