The United Bank on Main Street in Woodbury was robbed on June 28.
Photo: FBI Atlanta
Photo: FBI Atlanta

2 more arrests made in violent bank robbery

More than a month after three people — one carrying an AR-15 rifle — robbed a west-central Georgia bank, two additional suspects have been captured, the FBI said.

D’Asis Sheffield and Dontavius Prather were arrested Friday morning in connection with the June 28 robbery of the United Bank in Meriwether County, according to agency.

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Sheffield, 20, of Greenville, was one of three people captured on surveillance footage from inside the bank, which is nearly 70 miles northwest of downtown Atlanta on Jones Mill Road in Woodbury, FBI spokesman Kevin Rowson said in a news release. Prather, 22, was the alleged getaway driver.

Sheffield “was identified from a video that was released to the public through the media on July 27,” Rowson said.

Two other suspects, Derrick R. Scott, 26, of Augusta, and Antavious Bray, 29, of Greenville, were taken into custody hours after the robbery.

According to Woodbury police, two men entered the bank about noon and forced people to the ground before taking an undisclosed amount of cash. 

While the suspects were leaving, an officer saw a man carrying the AR-15. The officer fired at and missed him, police said.

Two ran away, but one was found in a nearby wood line, according to police. The other broke into a nearby residence, police said. The homeowner called police after arriving home and noticing something suspicious. 

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Officials said the victim lived alone in the home.

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