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Deputies nab bank robbery suspect

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Henderson County sheriff's deputies nabbed a man wanted for a bank robbery in Arkansas after a deputy on routine patrol spotted an abandoned vehicle with no tag and followed up.


Deputy Robbie Williams noticed the abandoned vehicle on U.S. 64 near the Transylvania County line. Because it had no tag, the deputy ran the vehicle identification number through a crime information network. The vehicle came back as connected to a bank robbery in Conway, Ark., on Nov. 11, the sheriff's office said in a news release.
The police information system identified the suspect as Aaron David Taylor, 29. Checking the area, deputies ascertained that Taylor had relatives in the Etowah area.
Investigators found out that Taylor had left the area and might have been around the Wal-Mart in Hendersonville. Deputies found Taylor on U.S. 64 outside the Blue Ridge Community Health Center at 5 p.m. Friday. After a short foot chase, they caught Taylor and took him to jail.
Taylor is being held in the Henderson County Detention Center under $900,000 secured bond pending extradition to Arkansas for aggravated bank robbery.

Local media in Arkansas reported that a man handed a note to a teller demanding money in the Veterans Day bank robbery.  Although he did not display a gun, he told the teller he did not want to have to hurt anyone. The teller complied and the man left the bank with the cash. Investigators checked surveillance tapes from an area  business and were able to identify the vehicle the robber used to drive away.