Suspected west AL bank robbers caught in CT

Suspected west AL bank robbers caught in CT
Jabriel Bell (Source: District Attorney, Fourth Judicial District, Alabama)
Jabriel Bell (Source: District Attorney, Fourth Judicial District, Alabama)

BRIDGEPORT, CT (WSFA) - Two fugitives, wanted in connection with a small Alabama town bank robbery, have been captured more than 1100 miles away, and officials revealed that they are also suspects in other crimes across several Alabama counties.

Fortune Hoppins Jr., and Stanley Young were arrested Tuesday morning in Bridgeport, Connecticut by the U.S. Marshals. The duo had been on the run for weeks.

Perry County District Attorney Michael Jackson says the duo robbed the West Alabama Bank in Marion in September.

A third suspect, Jabriel Bell, turned himself in last month. All three face robbery charges.

Officials say two of the men went inside the bank during the holdup and the other was the getaway driver.

According to Jackson, the men have also been tied to other violent crimes, including robberies in Marengo and Autauga counties.

"Stanley Young has kidnapping, arson and robbery charges in Marengo County," Jackson said.

If they waive extradition, Hoppins and Young could be back in Alabama next week. If they don't, an extradition warrant will be sought.

An extradition warrant is issued for the arrest and custody of an accused fugitive and it surrenders them to a demanding state or country.

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