Robbery suspect charged in San Angelo

One suspect in the armed robbery of TexasBank, appeared in federal court in San Angelo on Wednesday and investigators say that this suspect also gave a confession in the commission of the crime.

James Lewis McGruder, 20, of Paducah, went before the magistrate in the Federal District Court in San Angelo in connection with the robbery that occurred on Tuesday at TexasBank’s Camp Bowie Banking Center. McGruder was charged with aggravated bank robbery with a deadly weapon in the federal court, and remains in the custody of federal marshals in Lubbock today.

The female who allegedly drove McGruder and the 16-year-old juvenile suspect to the scene of the crime is now in custody at the Brown County Jail.

Prismalebrynne “Prissy” Tamar Coffee, 18, of Brownwood has been charged with aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon and is being held on a $100,000 bond. The case is expected to go before the 35th District Grand Jury in the next several weeks.

The juvenile male, who is from Childress, was transported to the Nolan County Juvenile Detention Center in Sweetwater. The suspect will come back to Brownwood to go before the judge in the case, and will be taken back to Sweetwater following the hearing.

The trio are suspects in the first armed robbery in over 30 years that occurred at 10:44 a.m. at Texas Bank on Highway 377. Reports indicate that McGruder and the juvenile entered the bank, the juvenile armed with a .38 caliber revolver.

One shot was reportedly fired into the ceiling and one bag with an unknown amount of cash was taken.

The two men fled on foot and were later captured by Brownwood police.

Nearby witnesses told police that a woman driving a blue car had dropped the two men off at the bank.

During the search for the two men, Coffee was taken into custody and identification of both men was found in her vehicle.

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