Louisa robbery suspect identified
Ralph B. Davis
ASHLAND — After turning to the public for help in identifying a bank robber from a security camera photo, Kentucky State Police is asking for assistance once again, this time in order to find the now-identified suspect.
KSP has identified the suspect as 33-year-old James G. Stepp, of Louisa. He is wanted by police to answer a charge of second-degree robbery and is described by police as a “wanted fugitive.”
The charge stems from the robbery of the Louisa branch of Inez Deposit Bank, which occurred on Friday, June 14.
According to details released by KSP Post 14, in Ashland, an unidentified man entered the bank shortly before 3 p.m., Friday, demanding money from a teller. The clerk complied and the man fled on foot through a back door onto Lock Avenue. He was last seen headed toward Madison Street.
The man was wearing a red-and-black baseball cap, khaki pants and a long-sleeved patterned shirt over a white t-shirt with the letters “WAX” visible on the front the shirt. He is described as standing approximately 5 feet, 6 inches tall, with a slender build.
The Kentucky State Police is asking the public to report any information regarding to the robbery or the Stepp’s location to Kentucky State Police at (800) 222-5555 or (606) 928-6421. Callers may remain anonymous.
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