COVINGTON, Ga. - Thirty-nine years and one week after being arrested and charged with a bank robbery in Newton County, a Covington man allegedly walked into Synovus Bank and committed the same crime.
According to his Newton County Sheriff's Office booking report, Jerome Stanford, 61, is facing charges of robbery (three counts) and parole violation stemming from the July 23 incident on Salem Road.
NCSO Sgt. Cortney Morrison told The Covington News Stanford served time in federal prison for a bank robbery that occurred in Newton County July 16, 1980. According to the Federal Bureau of Prisons website, he was released on parole on May 23, 2014.
According to the NCSO incident report, Stanford allegedly entered Synovus Bank wearing a gray jogging suit and carrying a multi-colored striped umbrella with a pair of stockings over his face. He reportedly "demanded all of the money."
He was apprehended July 29 by the U.S. Marshals in Forest Park in Clayton County without incident.