Officers with the DeFuniak Springs Police responded to a bank robbery at Sun Trust at approximately 9:00 a.m. on November 26, 2012. Bank employees advised that a white male entered the bank and demanded money. No weapon was shown, but was threatened. The suspect then reportedly left on foot walking North on U.S. 331 S. No one was injured.
Suspect description was a white male in his twenties or early thirties, approximately six foot in height, low cut brown hair, and shaven. Suspect was last seen wearing a white ball cap with the letter “A” on top of a “U.” He had a black long sleeved pull over shirt with gold emblems and writing on it. Suspect possibly had on grey sweat pants or faded blue jeans and work boots.
Officers and tracking dogs from Walton Correctional Institution and Walton County Sheriff’s Office along with DeFuniak Springs Police canvas the area in attempt to locate the suspect. The hat, believed to be worn by the suspect, was located approximately a half a mile away.
After an intensive investigation and partnering with surrounding agencies investigators were able to identify the suspect as Jordan Kyle Townsend 25 years of age.
Late afternoon DeFuniak Springs Police were able to obtain an arrest warrant, at which time Townsend was quickly located and arrested for this horrific offense.
Investigation is still ongoing.
Lieutenant Tilman Mears
Special Operations Division Commander