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East Alabama bank robbery suspect arrested in Atlanta

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OXFORD - AL -

A man wanted for robbing a bank in east Alabama earlier this month was apprehended in Atlanta on Sunday.

Eli Scrutchins, 39, was arrested in connection with a robbery at a Farmers and Merchants Bank branch in Oxford March 5.  Police say he was armed with a revolver when he demanded money from an employee. 

A U.S. Marshals regional task force and the FBI launched a joint investigation to find Scrutchins.  Aside from the robbery, authorities say he faces charges in Georgia on possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and has violated parole for another charge in Michigan. 

Officials are not sure when Scrutchins will be extradited to Alabama.

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