Man accused of robbing Jonesboro bank due in court Monday

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – A man accused of robbing a Jonesboro bank will appear in court on state charges of aggravated robbery, arson and hot checks. According to the Craighead County Prosecutor's Office, Justin Miller will appear in court Monday on charges he robbed the Bancorp South Bank on Parker Road in Front of Wal-Mart on November 16, 2010.

Miller also faces theft of property and aggravated robbery at the federal level because it occurred in a bank. Miller plead guilty to federal bank robbery charged in September, and was sentenced to five years in prison with a three year supervised release.

According to Jonesboro Police, some of the stolen money was discovered in Miller's car, along with a firearm and clothing believed to have been used in the robbery.

Police told Region 8 News Miller walked into the Bancorp South Bank wearing a camouflage mask and jacket armed with a semi-automatic hand gun. He then ordered the bank tellers into the safe and to put money into a gym bag.

Police said he then ordered all the employees into the safe and locked them inside. He then left the scene in what police say was a dark Chevy Trailblazer with tinted windows.

The arson charge stems from a incident October 6th in which a car was found on fire in the back parking lot of Dexter's BBQ.

Police said Miller confessed to burning his SUV for the insurance money.

Region 8 News will continue to track this story and bring you the latest details as soon as they become available.

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