Suspect apprehended in BB&T robbery


BLUE RIDGE, Ga. – A suspect was apprehended by the Fannin County Sheriff’s Office Friday morning, Dec. 15, after a robbery attempt at the BB&T bank on 3831 Appalachian Hwy. in Blue Ridge.

According to unofficial reports, the suspect robbed a customer and then fled south on Hwy. 515. Fannin County Sheriff Dane Kirby confirmed Fannin County deputies pursued the suspect south on Hwy. 515 into Gilmer County and apprehended the suspect near Appalachian Supply Company just north of East Ellijay in Gilmer county. The suspect is currently being held in the Fannin County Detention Center.

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Jason Beck

Born in Merrillville, Indiana, raised in Cleveland, Tennessee, and currently resides in Copperhill, Tennessee. Graduated from Bradley Central High School in 1996 and attended the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, eventually earning a B.A. and M.A. in English. Hobbies include hiking, camping and fly-fishing. Interests include baseball, hockey and cliff jumping.

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