Man accused in Walden Drive bank robbery turns himself in

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Posted at 3:36 PM, Jul 26, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-27 13:41:45-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — A man identified by police as a suspect in connection to a bank robbery on Walden Drive has turned himself in.

According to police, 41-year-old Jonathan Richardson went to the bank Monday and presented tellers with a note that read "Put the money in the bag! $100 and $50." He then pulled out a gun and pointed it at the bank employees.

Richardson entered a plea of not guilty and waved a formal arraignment during a court appearance Wednesday. He returns to court August 4.

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According to the citation, Richardson pulled out a gun and pointed it at the bank employees. It says he was irritated with how long it was taking the tellers to get the money so he jumped over the counter and pointed the gun at employees, demanding the money from their cash drawers. Richardson ran out with more than $4,000 of cash.

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Officers were able to locate a cell phone the suspect left behind on the teller counter, which they identified as Richardson's.

Richardson is currently in police custody. He's charged with first-degree robbery and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon.