SALEM, Oregon - Salem police are investigating a robbery at 4871 Lancaster Drive NE, the Key Bank. The suspect entered the bank demanding money and fled with an undisclosed amount of cash. Immediately following the robbery bank employees provided a vehicle description and plate.
The vehicle, a reported stolen car out of Salem, was spotted by a Salem Police Officer at an apartment complex near Ward Drive. A short time later a man matching the robber's description was seen leaving the area in another vehicle. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle and the suspect, David Stotts, age 24, of Stayton fled on foot. Mr. Stotts was captured a short distance from the vehicle on Silverton Road near Fisher Road.
Mr. Stotts is currently being held at the Marion County Jail on a probation violation. Investigators will be adding additional criminal charges later today. The Marion County Sheriff's Office would like to thank the Salem Police Department and the FBI for their assistance in the capture of Mr. Stotts. The Sheriff's Office does not anticipate any further releases of information regarding this ongoing criminal investigation. Mr. Stotts image will be available on the MCSO booking web page as soon as he is processed.
Today at 2:26 p.m., deputies with the Marion County Sheriff's Office were called to investigate a robbery at 4871 Lancaster Drive NE, the Key Bank. Deputies along with the Salem Police Department quickly located the suspect and took him into custody.
The Sheriff's Office is currently coordinating with the FBI to investigate today's events. There are currently no additional details available as this is a very active criminal investigation. The Sheriff's Office will update the release as additional information becomes available, that time frame is not yet known.