Arrest made in First Citizens Bank robbery – Williamston


A suspect is in custody in connection with the Sept. 14 robbery of the First Citizen’s bank.

On Sept. 14, at 12;20 p.m., the First Citizen’s Bank on Main Street in Williamston was robbed by a white male wearing khaki slacks, a white shirt, dark sneakers with a white stripe, a dark blazer, a medical mask, sunglasses and a cap. He crossed Main Street on foot, shedding parts of his disguise as he went. Closed circuit cameras recorded those actions. He wore another layer of clothing under his disguise, including a long sleeve Tee shirt.

Williamston Police Capt. Kevin Marsee said that the department received numerous leads, from both the department’s tip line and by telephone. “We were subsequently able to identify the suspect as Jason Douglas King, WM, 6’, 165 pounds, balding with brown hair and brown eyes.

King had apparently been residing in Vermont for some time, but had family ties in the area. The department was able to show probable cause for a warrant, which was issued last Friday, October 1.

The SLED Fugitive Team worked with the Charlotte (NC) Live Crimes Team to take King into custody. He was captured while in his car. He waived extradition and will be returned to Anderson County, where he will be held at the ACDC while awaiting a bond hearing.