Two days after investigators released the name of a suspect wanted in an eclipse day bank robbery at U.S. Bank, police located and arrested the suspect Aug. 24, during a traffic stop on Highway 361.
Tyler Fuller, 28, of Madras, was arrested on three warrants — two of which were for felonies — during a traffic stop at about 2:20 p.m. near Ford Lane on the Culver Highway.
"Tyler was a passenger in an SUV," said Sheriff Jim Adkins, noting that there were three other persons in the vehicle with him. "The deputies had received information from someone about his whereabouts in Madras."
"Tyler is always considered armed and dangerous, because he has made numerous threats to law enforcement and others over the years," said Adkins, pointing out that deputies had their guns drawn when they approached the vehicle. "Tyler was arrested without incident, complying with our commands."
Law enforcement officials, including the FBI, had been searching for Fuller since the robbery, which occurred at 1:58 p.m., Aug. 21, at the bank at 42 SW C St. Fuller was identified by a teller, who recognized him, and officials released his name the following day.
Fuller was lodged in the Jefferson County Correctional Facility on felony charges of second-degree robbery and second-degree theft, with bail set at $50,000, a probation violation warrant for attempting to commit harassment, with bail set at $50,000, and a U.S. Marshal's Office hold.
On Aug. 22, the affidavit for arrest was sealed, at the request of the district attorney.