The following press release was sent early Wednesday:
Suspect Arrested Following Jackson County Bank Robbery
Yesterday afternoon, February 6, 2024, a bank robbery was reported at the Jackson County Bank located at the intersection of Main and Commerce Streets in Brownstown, Indiana. A suspect was quickly apprehended and jailed on charges related to the robbery.
The investigation began shortly after 2:30 pm yesterday afternoon when a bank alarm was received by Dispatchers with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department. Initial information was that an armed male entered the bank, pointed a gun at the employees, and left the branch on foot with cash.
Officers from the Brownstown Police Department and Jackson County Sheriff’s Department responded and arrived on scene very quickly. Additional information obtained from a witness at a nearby residence reported that a male suspect ran through his yard and got into a black passenger car that was occupied by two other individuals before leaving the area.
Within minutes, a Brownstown Police Officer observed a black Nissan passenger car matching the description traveling westbound on Vallonia Road from Poplar Street, just outside of Brownstown. A traffic stop was conducted on the vehicle. The suspect, later identified as Jeremiah M. Bragg, age 35, Brownstown, Indiana exited the rear passenger seat of the vehicle while holding a handgun and large amount of cash. Bragg soon dropped the handgun and was taken into custody by Brownstown Officers and Jackson County Deputies. Troopers from the Indiana State Police-Versailles Post as well as Indiana Conservation Officers arrived on scene to assist.
The Brownstown Police Department requested Detectives from the Indiana State Police-Versailles Post respond to lead the investigation. Information collected during the investigation indicated that Bragg was the suspect who entered the bank, pointed a gun at the teller, and left with approximately $900 in cash.
Bragg was incarcerated in the Jackson County Jail on a preliminary charge of Robbery, Level 3 Felony. The two adult females in the vehicle with Bragg were soon released.
The investigation is ongoing. More charges are likely in this case.
Attached: Arrest photo of Jeremiah Bragg
The Indiana State Police was assisted in this investigation by the Brownstown Police Department, Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, and the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office.
Under the Law, criminal charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.