Tyler bank robbery suspect arrested

Photo Source: Tyler Police Department
Photo Source: Tyler Police Department

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TYLER, TX (KLTV) - East Texas law enforcement have arrested Eddie Ray Myers, 61, of Tyler, the man accused of robbing a bank in Tyler last week, that's according to Smith County Constable Dennis Taylor.

According to Smith County Deputy Tommy Goodman, at 1:30 p.m. Friday, a deputy spotted a truck sitting in the woods off Smith County Road 461 east of Highway 69.

Goodman says when the officer requested that the vehicle pull over, the driver ignored the request and proceeded to drive away. The deputy pursued. The chase ended a minute later in a cul-de-sac with Myers being taken into custody without a struggle.

Once Myers was in custody, Deputy Goodman called FBI to cover the scene. Soon after they arrived, Goodman says, Myers complained of heart problems and chest pain to the point an ambulance was called.

The suspect was taken to ETMC where he currently remains.

On Wednesday, July 14th, security cameras captured images of the bank robbery taking place at the BBVA Compass Bank. The man in surveillance pictures made off with an undisclosed amount of money after handing the teller a note saying he had a gun say authorities.

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