The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

September 20, 2012

UPDATE: Suspected bank robber in custody

By Wendy Holdren
Register-Herald Reporter

— The U.S. Marshals Service has confirmed that a man wanted for armed robbery is now in custody as of 1 p.m. Thursday.

Richard Henry Ames, 23, of Roanoke, Va., was wanted for allegedly robbing the Suntrust Bank in Roanoke Tuesday, U.S. Marshals Public Affairs Officer Christopher Lair said.

Ames fled from a residence in Greenbrier County on Anjean Road Wednesday night and police crews began their search.

U.S. Marshals, West Virginia State Troopers, and the Greenbrier County Sheriff’s Department assisted in the search.

Lair said Ames was found on an access road to a strip mine. Ames was also wanted for a probation violation in Chesapeake, Va.

Previous story, Thursday morning

Federal, state and local law enforcement officers are searching in Greenbrier County for a man wanted for armed robbery in Virginia, according to Lewisburg Police.

Lewisburg Police say the suspect is a Richard Ames, age and address unknown at this time, and authorities consider him to be armed and dangerous. Ames was last seen in the Anjean area of Greenbrier County and police are concentrating their search in the western part of the county.

U.S. Marshals, West Virginia State Troopers, and the Greenbrier County Sheriff’s Department are among the agencies conducting the manhunt.