BB&T bank robbery suspect arrested

Published: Jul. 27, 2016 at 11:29 PM EDT
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LEXINGTON COUNTY, SC (WIS) - Lexington County detectives arrested a man suspected of robbing the BB&T branch in Red Bank on Tuesday afternoon.

Christopher Paul Sherer, 48, of Lexington, is charged with one count of entering a bank with intent to steal, according to arrest warrants.

"The suspect presented a note with a handwritten request for money on it to a teller," Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. "We received a strong lead in this case right after the robbery took place that helped us identify the suspect.

"We've also charged Sherer with second-degree domestic violence for assaulting a female victim during an incident that happened before the bank robbery."

Sherer is also facing a drug possession charge after investigators found crack cocaine in his hotel room when he was arrested Wednesday, Koon said.

Sherer is being held in the Lexington County Detention Center after a judge set his bond at $91,000.

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