A captain with the fireplace division in Tulsa, Oklahoma, is below arrest as a result of police say he robbed two banks and stole practically $320,000.
Capt. Jerry Brown, who has been with the fireplace division since 2002, is accused by police of robbing a bank in March and one other in Might.
His lawyer says Brown will probably be arraigned subsequent month and the allegations got here as a shock to many.
“If I had somebody call me and say your client, Jerry Brown, just saved a family from a burning house, I would have said, yes, that’s what he does. He’s that guy,” Brown’s lawyer, Bransford Shoemake, informed CNN. “For years this guy’s coached his kids in sports, he’s been on various community civic projects. This is totally out of character for him. This doesn’t fit his profile.”
Brown allegedly robbed the Oklahoma Capital Bank in Skiatook on March 12. The captain, who had an account on the bank, was acknowledged by one of many workers from the best way he walked and his muscular construct, based on an affidavit supplied to CNN by the Skiatook Police Division.
The second theft occurred on Might 7 on the Change Bank in Sperry. Witnesses for each robberies stated the suspect wore khaki pants, black gloves with a yellow brand, and used a black backpack to gather the cash, the affidavit stated.
Brown was arrested within the parking zone of his fireplace station Monday and was launched on a $50,000 bond two days later, Shoemake stated. He’s scheduled for arraignment June 18.
The Tulsa Hearth Division positioned Brown on administrative depart.
“We expect our employees to act in a manner that continuously builds upon public trust we have worked so hard to obtain,” it stated.