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Sheriff's office identifies suspect in New Bloomfield bank robbery

Sheriff's office identifies suspect in New Bloomfield bank robbery

Subject believed to be 'on the run'

October 10th, 2012 by news@fultonsun.com in News

The Callaway County Sheriff's Office is on the hunt for a Jefferson City man they believe to be responsible for the robbery of Bank Star One in New Bloomfield on Saturday.

A Callaway County judge issued a warrant Wednesday afternoon for Gary Leland Coleman, 49, of Jefferson City. Coleman is wanted on $30,000 bond on a charge of second-degree robbery in connection with the New Bloomfield case.

"Basically, since the airing of the still images and the security video (from the robbery), we have received a number of tips believing the identity of the suspect to be Mr. Coleman," Callaway County Sheriff Dennis Crane said. "After further investigation by the department, we do believe him to be our suspect."

He said Callaway investigators also have received information that Coleman is "out of the state, and on the run," prompting Crane to submit Coleman's information to the national database.

According to Crane, Coleman has two prior felony convictions: One in 1993 in Boone County for possession of a controlled substance and one in 1999 for forgery, also out of Boone County.