A man attempting to run away from his problems was arrested by the Stephenville Police Department on Saturday.
Leroy Henry Jones, 51, remained in the Erath County Jail Monday and is charged with robbery by threat, a second-degree felony. He allegedly robbed a Wells Fargo bank in South Austin last Wednesday.
While Jones was not immediately arrested, the Austin American Statesman reported that he was charged with the crime on Thursday after a witness provided his license plate number to police. The witness also identified Jones through a photo lineup.
After Jones was identified, Austin police determined he had likely fled to Stephenville, and the local police department was notified according to Lt. Doug McClammy.
McClammy said Stephenville police went to a residence in the 1000 block of West Shirley Street where he was believed to be hiding at about 8 a.m. Saturday. When law enforcment officials found the white Ford pickup bearing the license plate linked to Jones, they placed the residence under surveillance and contacted Austin officials.
McClammy said while police were waiting for Austin detectives, Jones was taken into custody when he attempted to leave the residence.
"Jones was taken into custody by Stephenville police officers on the robbery warrant without incident," McClammy said.
An affidavit for Jones' arrest said he entered the bank, located at South Congress Avenue and Oltorf Street just before 3 p.m. and demanded money from a teller, but did not brandish a weapon.