Suspect caught after Bank Robbery in Lyman

Justin Bott
Justin Bott
Justin Bott
Justin Bott

Police say a suspect was apprehended  after a bank robbery on Wednesday morning.

First Citizens Bank in Lyman was robbed around 10:30 a.m.

Police say the suspect, Justin Ashley Bott, 45, of Inman has been arrested in the case.

According to a police report , Bott handed a plastic bag to a teller and said, “Fill it up, with hundreds and fifties.”

The report states he handed another teller a bag and said, “I want everything out of your drawers.”

He also demanded the money in a second drawer, but the teller told him it was just coins, according to the report.

Bott told them he wanted those too, according to the witnesses.

A witness reported seeing a man run from the bank.

That person called 9-1-1 and followed the man, according to police.

A Wellford police officer saw the vehicle and chased it until the suspect crashed into the corner of a building on Main Street at Simmons Street in Wellford.

A trooper was hurt during the chase, but it was a non-life threatening injury.

Police say all the money has been recovered.

Bott is charged with bank robbery, reckless driving, resisting arrest and a blue light violation. As of Thursday morning, he remains in the Spartanburg County Detention Center under a $45,440 bond.

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