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"He literally used the machine as a cover, came right around the ATM and he was there with the gun in my face, give me the money," says Veteran FOX17 Reporter Erika Lathon.
Lathon was recounting the robbery last week at a Bank of America ATM on Church Street that sent her to the Baptist Hospital Emergency Room with a gunshot wound.
"The victim complied with the suspect's request, handed him the money," says Metro Police Captain Ken Walburn. "While she was handing him the money, the suspect shot her in the arm."
As Erika recovers, Metro Police are trying to identify the gunman, but the suspect largely managed to stay away from the ATM'S video camera.
"To me, it's disturbing that the robber would get the money and then just out of spite shoot somebody," says Metro Police CRIMESTOPPERS Detective Chris Locke. "It could have been an innocent bystander. It could have been a child. She could have been more severely hurt than she was."
Detective Locke is handling the case for Metro Police CRIMESTOPPERS. It's a non-profit willing to trade cash for clues. The program is offering up to $1000 for information about what happened to Erika. FOX17 and its parent company Sinclair Broadcasting is putting up $10,000 more for information leading to an arrest and conviction, for a total of $11,000. No clue is too small.
"Because what you might think is inconsequential may be the little break that we need in the case," says Detective Locke.
There are 3 ways to get your tip to CRIMESTOPPERS. You can call them at 74-CRIME, text CASH plus your information to CRIMES, you can also send them a web tip at www.nashvillecrimestoppers.com. 3 tips have already come in. We'll have more on that from the lead detective in the case tonight on FOX17 NEWS.
Wednesday, December 12 2012, 04:06 AM CST
Former Dyer County constable sentenced to prison
May 23, 2013 12:50 GMT
DYERSBURG, Tenn. (AP) -- Former Dyer County Constable Derick Shane Hundley has been sentenced to 25 years in federal prison.
The State Gazette (http://bit.ly/14UHydd ) reported Hundley was sentenced Monday after earlier entering a guilty plea to enticement of a minor through electronic means. The government dropped a child pornography count.
Prosecutors said Hundley, who is 30, used a cellphone to try to entice a minor female to have sex with him. Police arrested Hundley last July and found an external hard drive that contained numerous images of minors involved in sex. He resigned from the constable post he had won in 2010 after his arrest.
Information from: State Gazette, http://www.stategazette.com
Bernanke signals Fed to maintain stimulus efforts
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Chairman Ben Bernanke is telling Congress that the U.S. job market remains weak and that it is too soon for the Federal Reserve to end its extraordinary stimulus programs.
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