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Posted on: November 21, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Update: Bank robbery suspects, involved officers named

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UPDATE Nov. 23 --
The Battle Creek Police Department is releasing the names of the three suspects in Saturday's bank robbery, pursuit and shooting incident.

Officers responded to the incident at about 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Following a bank robbery in the 2000 block of Capital Avenue SW, police stopped the suspect vehicle, and the suspects fled. The pursuit ended in the suspect vehicle crashing and the suspects and officers exchanged gunfire.

Taken into custody were:

Robert Terrell Williams, age 40
Charged with three counts of armed robbery, felony firearm, felon in possession and felonious assault.
He is jailed on a $10 million bond.

Richard Charles Young, age 36
Charged with three counts of armed robbery and felony firearm.
He is jailed on a $5 million bond.

Whitney Patrice Hampton, age 29
Charged with three counts of armed robbery and fleeing and eluding.
She is jailed on a $5 million bond.

All three are jailed at the Calhoun County Correctional Facility and their cases are with the Calhoun County Prosecutor's Office.

Officer Andrew Winer and Sgt. Kurt Roth responded to the incident and remain on paid administrative leave. Only Sgt. Roth fired shots during the incident. One suspect, Robert Williams, suffered a gunshot wound to his hand. He was treated and released on Saturday.

There were no injuries during the bank robbery or as a result of the suspect vehicle crash. The responding officers were not injured.

A joint investigation is ongoing with state and federal agencies.


From Nov. 21 -- Three suspects are in custody this afternoon following a bank robbery this morning in the 2000 block of Capital Avenue SW.

Battle Creek Police officers responded at approximately 11:30 a.m. after receiving suspect and vehicle descriptions.

Officers observed the suspect vehicle and initiated a stop, at which time the suspects fled and the officers pursued. During the pursuit, suspects fire several rounds of gunfire at officers and, ultimately, the vehicle crashed in the area of Cherry and Elm streets.

More shots were fired by the suspects and officers returned fire; one male suspect received a non-life threatening gunshot wound to the hand.

Three total suspects -- one female and two males -- were taken into custody. The injured male suspect was taken to Bronson Battle Creek Hospital for treatment of his injury.

No officers were injured and two are on paid administrative leave, following typical police procedure, while the incident is under investigation. The investigation is ongoing between local, state and federal law enforcement agencies.

Police expect to release more information on this incident Monday morning.

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