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Situation at First State Bank and Trust downtown location

Police tape surrounds the downtown location of Fremont State Bank and Trust on Oct. 21.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol arrested a 64-year-old man Sunday in connection with an armed bank robbery in Fremont two weeks ago.

Anthony Wayne Hall of Fremont was arrested on a warrant related to the robbery in Missouri and is currently in the custody of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Fremont Police Detective Brandon Lorenson said.

Hall was chased by the MSHP in a brief vehicle pursuit before fleeing on foot last Saturday, according to an FBI press release. He was then arrested near Savannah, Missouri, the next day.

The investigation will be continued by the FBI Omaha Field Office Great Plains Violent Crime Task Force and Fremont Police Department, the press release said.

A man described as tall, bald and wearing glasses robbed First State Bank and Trust at 225 N. Main St., of an undisclosed amount of money shortly before 2 p.m. Nov. 21.

The man displayed a weapon during the robbery and fled the scene in a blue four-door car without firing any shots. No customers were inside at the time of the robbery and no employees were injured.

Investigation of the robbery started shortly after with members of the FBI, III CORPS Drug Task Force and Fremont Police Detective Bureau.

Hall, who was initially from Indiana, moved to Fremont before the robbery took place, Lorenson said. He said he doesn’t know if any local charges will be placed against Hall.

According to court records, a man named Anthony Wayne Hall was convicted of a drug store robbery in Indianapolis in 1985. He was sentenced to consecutive prison terms of 20 years for the robbery and four years for a handgun charge.

That same Anthony Wayne Hall was sentenced in 1977 to serve 15 to 25 years in prison for the second-degree murder of 15-year-old Jean Crouch four years prior when he was 17.

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