Texas man arrested Wednesday morning after robbing First National Bank

Via the Wyoming News Exchange

GILLETTE (WNE) — A 33-year-old Texas man was arrested after robbing a Gillette bank Wednesday morning.

At 9:07 a.m., a robbery was reported at the south branch of First National Bank, in the 2400 block of South Douglas Highway.

As officers were responding to the bank, someone else called to report that he followed the suspect, who was in a silver Ford Mustang. The Mustang had just gotten onto Interstate 90 off of Highway 59 and was headed east, said Police Deputy Chief Brent Wasson.

Campbell County Sheriff’s deputies and Wyoming Highway Patrol responded and stopped the Mustang at 9:28 a.m. 

They spoke to the driver, Preston Selph, who was the only person in the car. He was found to have $2,000 in cash and a note that was passed to a bank teller during the robbery, Wasson said.

The note implied that Selph was armed, but he did not display a gun during the robbery and no gun was found in the car, Wasson said. 

Wasson said Selph did not lead law enforcement on a chase. He stopped when he was told to stop and was arrested for robbery.


This story was published on Nov. 10, 2022.


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