Suspect in West Memphis Bank Robbery Arrested

WEST MEMPHIS, AR - Police in West Memphis this morning arrested a local man in connection with last week's robbery of a West Memphis bank.

Police say 55-year-old Joseph Basemore, Jr. is suspected in the September 24 robbery of the Sun Trust bank.  WMPD Asst. Chief Mike Allen says Basemore is also suspected in two other bank robberies in Crittenden County dating back to August 3.

Basemore was arrested at 7:15 a.m.