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Sulligent, Alabama, bank robbery suspect is in custody

Sumiton, Alabama, police have captured a Sulligent, Alabama, bank robbery suspect.

Posted: Jun 28, 2019 2:21 PM
Updated: Jun 28, 2019 9:36 PM

SULLIGENT, Ala. (WTVA) - Sumiton, Alabama, police have captured a Sulligent, Alabama, bank robbery suspect.

Sulligent Police Chief Rick McDaniel identifies the suspect as Johnny Lynn Cordell, 51.

Johnny Lynn Cordell | Photo: Sulligent Police Department

McDaniel says Cordell was taken into custody Friday morning by Sumiton police.

The bank robbery happened shortly before noon on Thursday at the First National Bank in Sulligent.

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Sulligent police later released a surveillance image of the suspect.

McDaniel says Cordell was identified from the image, and warrants were issued for his arrest.

Cordell faces the following charges in Sulligent.

  • Theft – 1st degree
  • Robbery – 3rd degree
  • Burglary – 3rd degree

McDaniel says Cordell will be held in the Lamar County, Alabama, jail without a bond.

McDaniel thanked surrounding law enforcement agencies and the Sumiton Police Department for their diligent work.

Sumiton is approximately 21 miles northwest of Birmingham.

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