Ex-police chief accused of robbing bank for second time
An ex-police chief has been accused of robbing a second bank in two years after leading officers on a car chase.
Richard Inman, a former police chief in Williamston, South Carolina, is currently on probation for robbing a bank in 2017.
Police said he was charged again last week with offences including robbery.
He is said to have robbed a bank by claiming to be armed and presenting a note that demanded money before fleeing the scene in a van with an undisclosed amount of cash.
The 47-year-old then lead authorities on a car chase that ended when Charleston and Georgetown sheriff’s deputies shot at him.
Inman suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to hospital. It is not clear if he was shot or wounded by debris.
Georgetown authorities said they had charged Inman with armed robbery, entering a bank with intent to steal and failure to stop for police. The State Law Enforcement Division is leading the investigation.
Inman resigned as chief in 2011 at the request of the town’s then-mayor over racist Facebook messages.
He is currently serving four years of probation in connection with a bank robbery charge after stealing from a Bank of America in 2017.
Like the second robbery, he presented a note stating he was armed and demanded money, according to multiple news reports at the time.
He was reported to have left with an undisclosed amount of money and was captured in Franklin County, Georgia.
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