Region 8 Bank Robbery Suspect Captured in Missouri

November 23, 2006 - Posted at 8:14 p.m. CST

Jonesboro, AR_The man suspected of robbing the First Community Bank in Hardy has been captured by police in Missouri.

Joplin, Missouri police arrested John Earl Hall, II whiile conducting a routine traffic stop on Novermber 8th.
Police stopped Hall after getting a report that he and another man had purchased a substance commonly used in meth.
Once stopped, police found that Hall had a loaded handgun in his waistband, and arrested him for carrying a conceled weapon.

After examining surveillance tapes, police were able to link Hall to the Hardy robbery as well as two bank robberis in Missouri and another in Kansas.

Hall had been on the run since he allegedly robbed the First Community Bank in Hardy on August 8th.