Former police chief accused of bank robbery

Richard Edward Inman (Credit: WMBF)

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Richard Edward Inman (Credit: WMBF)

A former police chief was arrested in Franklin County in connection to a bank robbery in Simpsonville, South Carolina, officials said.

Richard Edward Inman, a former chief of the Williamston Police Department in South Carolina, allegedly robbed the Bank of America on Fairview Road in Simpsonville on Saturday, WMBF reported.

Officials said Inman handed the teller a note demanding money without speaking. In the note, Inman said he was armed.

He was identified Saturday and arrested Sunday, the news station reported.

Inman had a Georgia driver’s license with a Calhoun address on him when he was arrested by Franklin County sheriff's deputies and Georgia state troopers on I-85 South near mile marker 164.

Franklin County is about 84 miles northeast of Atlanta.

After being extradited to South Carolina, Inman was given a $100,000 cash or surety bond.

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