Oklahoma Man Charged in Kansas Bank Robbery Heist

By: AP
By: AP

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ An Oklahoma man has been charged with
robbing a southeast Kansas bank and killing a bystander from
Georgia during a police chase.

Thirty-nine-year-old Ross A. Williams of Claremore, Okla., is accused in a three-count complaint filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Wichita of killing Willie Neal Jr. of Georgia. Neal's age and hometown were not immediately known.

Williams faces one count each of bank robbery, causing a death while attempting to avoid arrest for a bank robbery and using a firearm in furtherance of avoiding arrest for a bank robbery.

Court documents allege that Williams robbed a Bank of America branch in Coffeyville shortly before 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Police began a chase that prosecutors allege ended when Williams bailed out of his sport utility vehicle and opened fire with an assault rifle.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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