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John Byron Tilghman
Address: At large
On October 13, 2015 at approximately 10:14 am an alarm call was received from the American Momentum Bank located at 15150 North Florida Avenue in reference to a bank robbery that just occurred.
The suspect entered the bank, approached a teller and presented a demand note. After receiving an undisclosed amount of money, the suspect fled the bank and was observed leaving in a 2006 white Ford pick up truck. The truck was described as having heavy front end damage and a ladder in the bed of the truck.
Within seconds of the call, a deputy spotted the suspect vehicle traveling westbound on Bearss avenue. The deputy followed the vehicle to the area of Dale Mabry and Bearss avenue where a traffic stop was conducted.
The suspect was cooperative and all the money from the bank robbery was recovered on the suspect.
Tilghman was taken into custody and charged with robbery.