Brian Lee Corbett, 34, of Logan, was booked at the South Central Regional Jail at Charleston at 11:19 p.m. on December 12.
Logan Police Chief E.K. Harper and members of the West Virginia State Police took Corbett into custody after he exited a strip bar in the Kanawha County community of Jefferson.
“Me and the state police picked him up late on Saturday night,” Harper said this morning. “I got information that he was in a strip bar in Jefferson and (West Virginia State Police) Corporal. S.T. Harper, who is my son, and I went over and staked the strip bar out. About 10 p.m., that night, he showed up and we waited on him. As he left in another vehicle, troopers from Kanawha County and Stuart and I stopped him and arrested him on Route 60 in the Jefferson area.”
Harper said Corbett has a bond hearing Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Federal Court, and has been charged with bank robbery. A federal warrant against Corbett was issued Wednesday morning following the bank robbery last Tuesday and Corbett was being sought by local law enforcement officers and federal agents following the armed robbery of the Boone County Bank branch on Dingess Street in Logan.
According to confidential sources, by Thursday afternoon, nearly $5,000 in cash, a .357 revolver believed to have been used in the crime and other articles possibly connected to the bank robbery were recovered in an empty building in Logan. Local police also found the vehicle they believed the robber got into while getting away from the downtown Logan area to change clothing. One of the items reportedly recovered was a cellular phone which may have been used to track his whereabouts.
Video footage from Southern West Virginia Community Technical College’s mining academy showed the suspect in the robbery walking around outside the bank minutes before the robbery attempt took place at 2:49 p.m. The video also showed the same suspect running out of the bank and getting into a vehicle which fled the scene.
The robber allegedly robbed the bank of $33,000 and pointed a small caliber handgun at City Patrolman J.R. Adkins, who leapt for cover then chased the bank robber on foot, calling for assistance from other officers in the area.
The robbery suspect allegedly mingled into Logan High School students as they were dismissed from school and he boarded a school bus with several students and when the bus driver discovered the man on the bus, she drove him back to Midelburg Island, where, after talking with a school official, he left the scene.