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Authorities foil bank robbery
Jasper man arrested after short chase
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A Jasper man who authorities say robbed a Marble Hill bank at gunpoint Wednesday morning was arrested a short time later following a high-speed chase and crash.

Jacob Rey Caylor, 21, was charged with armed robbery, aggravated assault and fleeing and attempting to elude officers.

Pickens County Sheriff's Capt. Frank Reynolds said additional charges are possible.

Caylor, who was not seriously injured in the wreck, is being held without bond at Pickens County Detention Center.

Reynolds said tellers at Crescent Bank on Steve Tate Highway near Big Canoe deserve credit for the suspect's apprehension.

"Had it not been for their detailed description of the man and the vehicle he was driving, we probably wouldn't have caught him so quickly," he said.

A spokeswoman for the bank said employees were not allowed to discuss the incident.

According to Reynolds, a man entered the bank about 9:30 a.m. He produced a small pistol and demanded the teller give him cash.

Authorities were notified and pursued Reynolds' Ford Ranger in an eight-mile chase that reached speeds of 85 and 90 mph.

Officers set up a roadblock on Cove Road and followed the suspect onto a side street.

Reynolds said he used his patrol car to tap the truck in an attempt to move it off the road into an embankment.

"He crashed at about 65 miles per hour and rolled the truck a few times," Reynolds said.

He added that authorities found an undisclosed amount of money and a firearm in the vehicle.