Hopkinsville bankrobber caught in Lyon Co.
by Alan Reed
Aug 16, 2006 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Law enforcement personnel from several agencies search the car of Andre Edward Mitchell after stopping him near Exit 41 on I-24.
Law enforcement personnel from several agencies search the car of Andre Edward Mitchell after stopping him near Exit 41 on I-24.
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Just east of Exit 41 for Kuttawa and Eddyville, the Kentucky State Police stopped a suspect in connection with the robbery of the US Bank of Hopkinsville. The Lyon county Sheriff assisted in the arrest.

Andre Edward Mitchell, 33, of Belleville, Ill. is accused of robbing the Lafayette Road branch on August 14. His flight from authorities took him through Trigg County as he sped west on I-24. In addition to the KSP and Lyon County Sheriff, the Trigg County Sheriff and Cadiz Police assisted in the manhunt through Trigg County.

KSP Trooper First Class Mike Turnbow was an investigator at the scene.

“We were investigating a report of a bank robbery in Hopkinsville, with a suspect described as a Black male, driving a red Ford Focus, possibly with Missouri tags. Kentucky State Troopers observed a vehicle matching that description moving at a high rate of speed, westbound on I-24. The troopers made the stop, and felt some of the suspect’s statements didn’t add up. They also observed a large sum of money in the vehicle and made an arrest at that point,” Turnbow said.

Turnbow added that Hopkinsville Police and the FBI were at the scene of the arrest to continue the investigation.

“The suspect was transported to the Christian County Jail by Hopkinsville Police officers,” Turnbow said.

During the investigation, KSP and the Kentucky Department of Highways closed the right hand, west bound lane of I-24 at the site of Mitchell’s arrest.

Shortly after the arrest, Hopkinsville Police Media Relations Officer Paul Ray said that he did not have details other than a suspect was in custody. He said that his agency would share information with The Cadiz Record once it became available.

Turnbow described the arrest as being without incident, despite radio reports that the suspect was armed with a “small-type pistol.”

“It was a very easy takedown,” Turnbow said.

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