Bank robbery suspect found

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By Robin Bass

Tips from local authorities have led to the arrest of a suspected Springfield bank robber by Louisville Metro Police Wednesday morning.

Taylorsville Police Chief Toby Lewis said his department has been relaying information about the possible whereabouts of  Ledrick Shontay Edwards, 29, to Louisville Police since the Springfield State Bank was robbed last Friday. Such information included descriptions of Edwards, his vehicle and his tendency to hang out in "sleazy motels," said Lewis.

According to Lewis, Edwards was found in a motel on Bardstown Road by Louisville patrolmen who located the suspect's vehicle.

One day before the Springfield robbery, Lewis said Edwards was seen in both CUB and Peoples banks in Taylorsville. Staff at CUB reported to Taylorsville police Thursday that a suspicious person had been in their location, but at the time no crime had been committed. It was only later that local authorities realized the two incidents could have been connected.