A Florida bank robbing suspect was arrested by the Mt. Juliet Police Department Thursday.
James Wilbert Gray II, 21, formerly of Pompano Beach, Fla., was arrested at a home in the 600 block of Meadowview Drive in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee after an anonymous tip led to his identification and whereabouts. Undercover Mt. Juliet Detectives initiated surveillance on the home where Gray was allegedly.
Detectives were able to confirm that Gray and the vehicle he used during the bank robbery were at the home.
On Wednesday, April 18, the suspect entered Bank Atlantic located at 1299 S. Military Trail, Deerfield Beach, Fla. at approximately 3:30 p.m. and demanded cash from the teller while displaying a firearm tucked into his waistband. After receiving the cash, the suspect fled to Mt. Juliet, where he was apprehended.
After confirming that Gray was at the residence, the Mt. Juliet Police Department activated their Special Response Team (SRT) and Crisis Negotiators to peacefully take him into custody. With the assistance of available patrol officers, Gray was convinced by a negotiator to exit the residence to be taken into custody by awaiting SRT officers around 9:30 p.m. Thursday night.
Gray was arrested without incident and is expected to face federal charges. He also had an active probation violation warrant through Wilson County.