Arrests made in Guthrie bank robbery


Thursday, September 29th 2005, 9:27 pm
By: News On 6


GUTHRIE, Okla. (AP) _ The FBI says two Langston men are under arrest for the robbery of a Guthrie bank.

Thirty-one year old Michael Andre Garnett and 23 year-old Jeffrey Thompson are accused of robbing the Farmers and Merchants Bank in Guthrie Thursday afternoon. Both face federal bank robbery charges.

The FBI says Garnett was arrested Thursday evening. Oklahoma Highway patrol troopers found him hiding in the basement of a Guthrie residence.

Garnett had an outstanding federal probation violation warrant out of San Francisco.

Thompson was arrested shortly after the bank robbery. He's believed to be the suspect who went inside the bank. Garnett is believed to be the driver of the getaway vehicle.

All the money taken in the holdup has been recovered.