Investigators, after speaking with the subject, identified as Tony D. Williams, born August 2, 1974 became more convinced of the subjects involvement in the crime. He was escorted to the Police Department for further questioning.

Shortly before 4 p.m. on Tuesday, August 7 Gonzales Patrol Officers received a hold up alarm from First American Bank located at 404 N Burnside Avenue in Gonzales, La.

Officers quickly learned that a lone suspect entered the bank, presented a demand note to a teller

working in the lobby. The teller, after reading the note which was written in crayon, gave the money from the till to the suspect and the suspect ran out of the bank on foot after committing the robbery.

Investigators were able to obtain the security surveillance images of the suspect in question. After several hours processing the bank scene, investigators located a subject in the immediate vicinity of the bank which fit the description as the suspect robber.

Investigators, after speaking with the subject, identified as Tony D. Williams, born August 2, 1974 became more convinced of the subjects involvement in the crime. He was escorted to the Police Department for further questioning.

After questioning Williams further, investigators obtained a search warrant for the residence where Tony Williams had spent the last 24 hours at 217 Caldwell Street in Gonzales, which is located in close proximity to the First American Bank.

During the search of the residence, investigators located specific items which linked Tony D. Williams to the crime scene, including money that was reportedly stolen.

As a result of this investigation Gonzales Detectives arrested Tony D. Williams and formally charged him with one count of Simple Robbery. Williams is currently booked into Ascension Parish Prison and is awaiting bond consideration.

Contributed by Lt. Steven Nethken, GPD