Suspect caught after JCBank robbery

Jeremiah Bragg. Photo courtesy of Indiana State Police.

A Brownstown man was arrested shortly after a bank robbery yesterday at a JC Bank branch in Jackson County.

According to Indiana State Police, the robbery happened shortly after 2:30 p.m. yesterday afternoon when an armed man entered the bank, pointed a gun at employees and then ran away with about $900 in stolen cash. Brownstown police and Jackson County deputies responded to the bank’s alarm and began investigating. A witness said that a man ran through his yard, got into a black car and then fled the scene.

Brownstown police found a vehicle matching that description on Vallonia Road near Poplar Street and pulled it over. A man got out of the back seat carrying a gun and cash. After dropping the gun the man, identified as 35-year-old Jeremiah M. Bragg was arrested by police. He is facing a preliminary felony charge of robbery.

Two women in the car were released.

Local authorities asked the Indiana State Police to investigate and the investigation is ongoing. Troopers say more charges are likely.