Two arrested after bizarre bank incident


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Submitted: Wed, 04/03/2013 - 1:59am
Updated: Thu, 04/23/2015 - 12:30pm
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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A local man is in jail after a bizarre incident inside a local bank Tuesday afternoon.

Around 1:30 Tuesday the Wilmington Police Department responded to a call at State Employees Credit Union on Converse Drive.

Credit Union employees reported that a man entered the building and approached a teller. He extended his hand as if to indicate he wanted something, but he did not present a weapon.

When the teller didn’t respond, the man walked over to a woman and her child at the change machine. He grabbed a dollar and some change the woman had on the counter. Then he walked out of the bank and got into the passenger side of a tan colored vehicle.

Credit Union employees activated a panic alarm and the bank went on lockdown. A WPD K-9 officer and WPD investigators were able to stop the vehicle on Independence Boulevard and remove the passenger, Roy Augusta Smith II, and the female driver, Shanita Wynette Reid. Both were arrested.

Before being transported to the New Hanover County detention facility, Smith was taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center for suspected drug use. He has since been booked at the New Hanover County Detention facility and is in custody tonight under $10,000 bond.

The driver, Reid, was charged with resist, obstruct and delay. She posted bond and was released.

3 Comments

  • Guest12345678900 says:

    he is out there on drugs and he need to be in jail or in a place for sick people out on drugs

  • Padrak says:

    This guy has been arrested for 9 felonies (2 assault with deadly weapon on police officer), and 2 misdemeanors. How in the world do criminals like this still live free? He has spent a total of 50 months in jail with all of these charges. I know, these charges can be plead down, but still…

  • I told you says:

    Somebody need to call his Probation Officer Matt Jousey so that he could get violated. I mean what is going to take to get him off the streets.

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