SYLACAUGA, Ala. – The Sylacauga Police Department has apprehended Griffin Allen Thompson in connection with the robbery that occurred last Friday, Jan. 12, at Heritage South Credit Union’s main branch.
The incident occurred at 9:25 a.m. when Thompson allegedly entered the credit union’s Hwy 280 location and demanded money by passing a note to the teller.
Thompson, a 49-year-old white male and Sylacauga resident, was arrested at approximately 1:15 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 13, in Neshoba County, Miss., by the Neshoba County Sheriff’s Department and the US Marshal’s Service.
Thompson now faces charges of Robbery in the First Degree, with a $100,000 cash bond set by Talladega County Circuit Judge Chad Woodruff upon extradition.
The arrest was a collaborative effort involving the Talladega County District Attorney’s Office, the Talladega County Sheriff’s Department, the Talladega County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, and other assisting departments.
Robbery in the First Degree is a Class A Felony, carrying a potential sentence of life imprisonment with a minimum of ten years.