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Bank robbery suspect caught in Texas

A New Salisbury man wanted for allegedly robbing two Harrison County banks was apprehended last week in Texas.
William (Donnie) Ritter, 25, was taken into custody Thursday afternoon by U.S. Customs and Border Protection Service agents near Laredo, Texas, as he attempted to re-enter the United States. Ritter was traveling north into the States from the Mexican city of Nuevo Laredo when he was stopped by agents, said Det. Bill Wibbels of the Indiana State Police.
Ritter allegedly robbed the First Harrison Bank branch in Palmyra on July 8 and the Community First Bank’s downtown Corydon Branch on July 18. An undisclosed amount of cash was taken during both robberies that occurred during the lunch hour, police said.
In 2001, Ritter pled guilty to robbing the same Community First Bank branch in Corydon. He spent about four years in prison for that crime and was released in early 2005.
Now, Ritter faces charges of two counts of robbery, a class C felony.
Wibbels said Ritter’s arrest is the result of a multi-agency investigation that includes the Indiana State Police, Harrison and Floyd counties sheriff’s departments, Corydon Police Dept., Harrison County Prosecutor’s office, Louisville Metro Police Dept.’s First Division and Fugitive Task Force.

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