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Bank robbery suspect in limbo

By By MaryClaire Foster
Suspected bank robber Chad Floyd Jeter, 30, was indicted by a federal court in Mobile on June 25 for robbing the main branch of First National Bank &Trust in Atmore.
Jeter, a Canoe resident, is currently being held at the Levy County Jail in Florida and will not be extradited to Alabama until tried for charges in Florida.
Atmore Police Chief Jason Dean said the Atmore Police Department is no longer handling the case.
Jeter, 30, used a .22-caliber semi-automatic rifle to rob the bank in the afternoon of May 19 getting away with approximately $6,829, according to the indictment filed in federal court. Jeter was indicted on charges of bank robbery with a weapon and use of a firearm in furtherance of a crime in violence.
Jeter was captured two days later in Yankeetown, Fla., after first allegedly attacking an officer with a Chinese throwing star and taking authorities on a three-hour manhunt through a marsh area. He was apprehended and taken into custody by the Levy County Sheriff’s Office.