Identity Of Live Oak Bank Robber Caught In Tallahassee Released

By: Emily Johnson,Lanetra Bennett Email
By: Emily Johnson,Lanetra Bennett Email
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By WCTV Eyewitness News Web Staff
April 15, 2014

Tallahassee, Fla. -- Police have released the identity of a bank robber recently captured in Tallahassee.

45-year-old Kenneth Ellington of Quincy is accused of robbing two banks in Live Oak before fleeing to Tallahassee where he was taken into custody.

Ellington has been arrested and charged with two counts of robbery while masked.


By WCTV Eyewitness News
April 14, 2014

According to Live Oak Police Chief Buddy Williams, a suspect in two Suwannee County bank robberies has been captured in Tallahassee.

Williams says that the arrest was made by the Tallahassee Police Department.

WCTV will bring you more details on the suspect and arrest as they are released.


By: Emily Johnson
April 9, 2014, 11:17PM

Live Oak, FL - "Well it's been a heck of a day if you want to know the truth of the matter," said Chief Buddy Williams of the Live Oak Police Department.

At about 10:30AM Wednesday morning the Live Oak Police Department received calls of a bank robbery at the TD Bank on Ohio Avenue.

"We were actually on scene processing some of the stuff down there when the second bank robbery came in," said Chief Williams.

Authorities said the First Federal Bank of Florida was the second spot the robber hit on Wednesday at approximately 1:00PM.

Live Oak Police said the suspect was wearing a fake beard and a Rastafarian style beanie during the robberies. The suspect then fled on foot from the First Federal Bank of Florida and they're still looking for him.

"We've got two investigators working on the case. We've got new information so hopefully we'll be able to bring a close to this case," said Chief Williams.

Live Oak schools were put into a "Lock-In" today because of the security threat. Teacher told their students to continue a normal school day. "She said keep on working an act like there's nothing happening," said Connor Williams about his teacher.

Parents said they were pleased with how the city handled the situation. "Then after we left the school sheriffs department and the police department they were right on the scene. They had several blocks coordinated off. I was really impressed with them," said David Williams as he picked up his son Connor.

The Live Oak Police Department said they're still looking for the robber. Chief Williams said he was contacted by the Perry Police Department today. They're looking to see if this suspect is the same one who robbed a bank in Perry in February.

We will update you when information becomes available.



Updated By: Eyewitness News
April 9, 2014, 3:45pm

Live Oak Police Chief, Buddy Williams, confirmed that the First Federal Bank of Florida located at 804 S Ohio Avenue was robbed shortly after 1 pm this afternoon.

Police say that it is the same suspect from the TD Bank robbery this morning. They are still looking for the suspect. He fled on foot from the bank.

Live Oak schools were put into a “lock-in” for a short time. This has since been lifted, and students are being released.


By Lanetra Bennett
April 9, 2014

Live Oak Police are looking for a suspect in a bank robbery that took place this afternoon.

According to Police Chief Buddy Williams, the man entered TD Bank on Ohio Avenue around 10:30 this morning and presented a note requesting money to a clerk.

The clerk complied with an undisclosed amount, and the suspect fled on foot north on Hwy 129.

The suspect appeared to be wearing a fake beard and hair.


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