TUPPERS PLAINS — For the second time in four years, the Farmers Bank Branch in Tuppers Plains has been the scene of a robbery.
Officers with the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office responded to an armed robbery just before 4 p.m. on Thursday.
According to Meigs County Sheriff Keith Wood, the robbery was reported at 3:51 p.m.
The suspect is reportedly a male in his early to mid 20s, possibly wearing a red T-shirt with a “Nike swoosh” on the front, brown hair and a small goatee. The suspect is said to possibly be driving an older model red or maroon four-door car.
The suspect was seen in the area prior to the robbery where he made several statements that he wasn’t from this area.
Deputies are currently in search of the suspect. Deputies are also on the scene along with crime scene units processing the area.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office at (740) 992-3371.
The Farmers Bank Branch in Tuppers Plains was also robbed on Sept. 1, 2009.
Sean Bradford Mitchell of Athens was charged in the 2009 robbery after being arrested in Ocean Springs, Mississippi in Nov. 2009. Mitchell, who was 41 at the time, has never appeared in Meigs County on that charge. He was convicted of a similar crime in Mississippi.
Mitchell is currently incarcerated in Mississippi after a conviction on one count of aggravated robbery. He is not scheduled for release until Nov. 2017 according to the Mississippi Department of Corrections website.
The bank in Tuppers Plains was also robbed in 1987 when it was operated by Bank One according to previous reports.