Man, 46, held in Climax bank robbery


YOU ARE WATCHING “24 HOUR CREDITS GOING OUT TO VILLAGER IN UPGRADED JAIL COMPUTER SYSTEM FOR QUICKLY CATCHING AN ALLEGED KALAMAZOO COUNTY BANK BANDIT. “24 HOUR NEWS 8” HENRY ERB IS BACK IN THE VILLAGE WHERE IT ALL WENT DOWN. HENRY? Reporter: 46-YEAR-OLD MICHAEL IN THE KALAMAZOO COUNTY JILL TONIGHT ACCUSED OF A BANK ROBBERY THAT FIRST LOOKED LIKE IT MAY GO UNSOLVED BUT THAT PRESSURE DIDN’T LAST LONG. WEARING A RAINCOAT, OH-OH, WHAT IS UP, DOC. Reporter: HE SITS ON THE FRONT PORCH MOST DAYS AND HAD A FRONT-ROW SEAT AT THE CLIMAX COMMUNITY BANKING CENTER RIGHT NEXT DOOR. A RETIRED POLICE OFFICER SAYS, HE USED A CELL PHONE TO TRY TO WARN THE BANK AND CALLED 911. HE VAN YOU SHALLED INTO THE CORNFIELD A BLOCK AWAY. BUY WOULDN’T GET AWAY FOR LONG BECAUSE IT TURNS OUT THAT A LOT OF PEOPLE IN THE VILLAGE OF CLIMAX HAD SEEN THE BANDIT WITHOUT THE DY DISGUISE THE DAY BEFORE WHEN HE WAS CASING THE JOB. CASING UP THE STREET HERE SEVERAL TIMES KIND OF ACT STRANGE. THE COOPERATIVE EFFORT THOUGH, YOU KNOW, I SAW THIS GUY. IT PAYS TO PAY ATTENTION. YOU KNOW? IF SOMEBODY IS OUT OF PLACE, IT WAS NOT ALWAYS MEAN ANYTHING. IF YOU PUT IT IN THE BACK OF THE HEAD. THAT COULD HELP. INVESTIGATORS HAD A REALLY GOOD DESCRIPTION. THE SHERIFF SAID IS A PARTIAL MA CAN WICK THE OWN BUSINESS, A FAMILY AND A GAMBLING PROBLEM. 46-YEAR-OLD MICHAEL MITCHELL. MITCHELL HAD BEEN IN THE KALAMAZOO COUNTY JAIL IN 2001 FOR TRAFFIC VIOLATION. STILL, THE SHERIFF SAID BOOKING DATA PROVIDED ENOUGH INFORMATION THAT A CORRECTION OFFICER STARTED PUTTING THE CLIMAX VILLAGE EAR’S DESCRIPTION IN THE JILL’S UPGRADED COMPUTER SYSTEM. IS WITH ABLE ON THE FIRST DAY TO COME UP WITH THE SUSPECT. THE SHERIFF SAID INVESTIGATORS CONFRONTED HIM. HE SAID MITCHELL HAS BEEN COOPERATING. SO COOPERATIVE THAT INVESTIGATORS ALLOWED HIM TO GET AFFAIRS IN ORDER BEFORE THEY ASKED TO DID A REPORT THIS MORNING FOR HIS ARREST AT THE JAIL. HE COULD GET LIFE IN PRISON. BURR THERE WAS NO CRIMINAL RECORD SO THAT COULD WORK IN

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