Would-be bank robber caught
by GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
Mar 18, 2014 | 2528 views | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Jeremy Stevenson
Jeremy Stevenson

It took Cleveland Police and Bradley County Sheriff’s Office deputies just minutes to locate a suspect who entered a bank on McGrady Drive and demanded money.

Officers responded to the bank just after 4:30 p.m. Monday.

According to Detective Steve Ross of the Cleveland Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division, Jeremy Stevenson, 27, lives in the area of BB&T Bank.

He was arrested in the parking lot of Southern Heritage Bank, just across the roadway from where he was alleged to have entered BB&T and made demands to tellers.

Reports indicated the tellers spoke with Stevenson for approximately two minutes during the alleged attempted robbery. Stevenson never produced a weapon, according to Ross.

After leaving the BB&T property on foot, Ross said responding officers and deputies spotted Stevenson and took him into custody without further incident.

Stevenson was taken to the Bradley County Jail and charged with attempted aggravated robbery.

He is scheduled to appear in Bradley County General Sessions Court later today, according to Ross.

- Ross also said two people were arrested after they allegedly pulled a home-invasion style robbery during the weekend.

Carlos Couch, 34, and a 16-year-old juvenile were taken into custody after they reportedly forced their way into a home on Randolph Drive on Sunday.

A knife was used to force the victim to “give them her medications,” according to Ross.

Couch and the juvenile also took approximately $400 in cash from the victim.

Couch and the juvenile were each charged with aggravated robbery.