Brinkley Man Pleads Guilty to Bank Robberies in Jonesboro and West Memphis

NEW ORLEANS, LA - An Arkansas man has pleaded guilty to charges he robbed eight banks in four states, including Arkansas.

George Stephen Cuthbertson was in court yesterday.  He will be sentenced later.

Each of the eight bank robbery counts carries up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.

Authorities say Cuthbertson acknowledged eight robberies, including robberies in Arkansas in Jonesboro, West Memphis, and Russellville.  He is also charged with robbing banks in Louisiana in Metarie, Monroe and Shreveport; and banks in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and Kennesaw, Georgia.

The robberies occured from June 11 to July 3.  Cuthbertson robbed a branch of the First Security Bank in Jonesboro on June 19, and the Evolve Bank & Trust in West Memphis on June 13.

A license plate number, security photos and an Arkansas state trooper's confirmation of Cuthbertson's identity after viewing the photos led investigators to Cuthbertson.  The trooper owns a hunting camp near Cuthbertson's in Brinkley.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)