The suspect wanted in connection with a robbery at Newton’s First Bank south branch has been apprehended.
Martin L. Paris, 50, was arrested Thursday night in Seiling, Oklahoma, in the northwest part of the state.
A tip from someone who recognized Paris from media coverage led police to the motel where he was staying. He was taken into custody without incident.
Paris is now being held at the Dewey County Jail. He had been on federal probation in Oklahoma for previous bank robberies.
The robbery in Newton occurred Monday evening at about 5:45 p.m., when a man entered the bank and passed a note to the staff. The man left the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash. No weapon was displayed.
“No weapon was brandished,” said Newton Police Department Deputy Chief Craig Dunlavy after the robbery.
After receiving an undisclosed amount of money, the suspect left. The bank tellers were unharmed in the robbery.
“He was only in there for about 45 seconds,” Dunlavy said. “It was very short.”