LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - A man suspected in robbing a Regions Bank in Longview has been indicted.
Patrick Anthony Brandon Jr., 31 of Houston was indicted by a Gregg County grand jury in the 124th district court on a charge of aggravated robbery.
According to a post on the Longview Police Department's Facebook page, an LPD officer stopped a gray, 4-door Toyota Camry for running a stop sign at about 2:14 a.m. Thursday morning. Patrick was driving the vehicle.
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"The officer who made the stop smelled marijuana coming from the car and observed marijuana in the car," the Facebook post stated. "Brandon was arrested. During a search of the vehicle, additional narcotics were located, along with a gun and a large amount of cash."
The LPD officer contacted the detective who was working the robbery at Regions Bank, and the detective responded to assist in the investigation.
"The detective determined, based on the clothing, cash, and demand letter located, that Patrick Anthony Brandon was the suspect in the robbery at Regions Bank on May 1, 2018," the Facebook post stated.
Brandon was initially arrested for the unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon charge and the drug charges. A short time later, an aggravated robbery warrant was issued for Patrick.