Suspect caught after Maggie bank robbery

By Vicki Hyatt | Apr 04, 2014

A Lenoir man accused of robbing the BB&T bank in Maggie Valley was caught shortly after the 1:43 p.m. act Friday, April 4.

Scott Sutton, Maggie Valley police chief, said Matthew Mark Lloyd of Lenoir, a 36-year old white male, entered the bank and handed one of two tellers on duty a note requesting money.

"The teller complied, and he left the bank," Sutton said. "The tellers did an excellent job. As the vehicle was leaving, they got the tag number and direction of travel."

Two Maggie Valley police officers were able to apprehend the suspect on U.S. 276 North (Jonathan Creek) heading toward I- 40.

Lloyd was arrested without incident after briefly trying to elude the officers, and  all the currency taken was recovered. He was charged with common law robbery, speeding to elude arrest and driving while license revoked.

Lloyd is in the Haywood County Detention Center and being held under a $30,000 bond.

Sutton said no weapon was displayed. He said the amount of money taken and the contents of the note are not being disclosed at this time since the investigation is ongoing.

No other customers were in the bank at the time, but a gentleman was at the drive-in during the robbery, he added.