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December 6, 2011

‘Bad hair bandit,’ wife arrested

CORBIN —   By Sharae Myers / Staff Writer

Williamsburg police have arrested a husband and wife in connection with the “bad hair bandit” robberies committed over the last several months in southeastern Kentucky and Tennessee.

Jason and Tasha Fox, both of Williamsburg, were arrested Friday.

Jason Fox, 30,  was charged with first-degree robbery in connection with Thursday’s armed robbery of the L&N Federal Credit Union located inside the Williamsburg Walmart.

Tasha Fox, 27, was charged with complicity to commit first-degree robbery. Both are jailed in the Whitley County Detention Center. A federal detainer has been placed on both pending federal charges.

According to Williamsburg Police Chief Wayne Bird, Fox has confessed to robbing seven banks during which he wore wigs and disguises.

Bird said an eyewitness to Thursday’s robbery suspected the robber was Jason Fox.

Police identified the getaway vehicle Friday morning as a four-door Suzuki Forenza. Bird said that after viewing surveillance tapes from Walmart  and contacting Kentucky State Police, it was determined through a 2010 traffic citation that Fox’s wife was driving a 2004 four-door black Suzuki Forenza.

A family member confirmed Tasha Fox owned the vehicle and it had a missing gas cap, Bird said. An eyewitness from one of the Tennessee robberies identified the getaway vehicle as a Forenza with a missing gas cap.

After getting that confirmation, Bird said he issued a “be on the lookout” notification to surrounding law enforcement agencies. Within minutes, the vehicle was spotted by Detective Steve Owens of the Barbourville Police Department who passed the vehicle and said it was close to a bank in Barbourville.

Barbourville Police detained Jason Fox until Williamsburg Police could get there. Bird said after four hours of questioning from him and Tennessee FBI agents, Jason Fox was charged and transported to Williamsburg.

According to Bird, Jason Fox was alone in the vehicle when he was stopped Friday afternoon in Barbourville. Bird said his department executed a search warrant at Jason Fox’s home Friday when his wife arrived home. She  was detained for questioning by the Tennessee FBI agents.

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