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AUDIO: Accused Huntersville robber calls SC news station says he has AIDS, can’t afford treatment

Inscoe (Source: Huntersville Police Department) Inscoe (Source: Huntersville Police Department)

A man who was arrested in connection with a Huntersville bank robbery in January reportedly called a South Carolina news station Friday and apologized for robbing two banks in the Carolinas this week. 

According to CBS affiliate WSPA 7News, 36-year-old William Michael Inscoe was arrested in Iredell County Friday afternoon for allegedly robbing a bank inside a Walmart in Gaffney, South Carolina Wednesday. Before he was arrested, Inscoe reportedly contacted WSPA 7News and said he has AIDS and can not afford treatment. 

When Inscoe called WSPA, police did not know the identity of the robber involved in the Gaffney bank robbery, according to WSPA. 

“I’ve had AIDS for the past 12 years.  The reason I did it wasn’t to hurt nobody. It wasn’t to go in there and just get a bunch of money and blow it, I’ve got to spend $4,000 dollars a month to stay alive with medications out of my pocket. Because I don’t have a job, I don’t have insurance,” Inscoe told WSPA.

According to WSPA, Inscoe said he had a handgun and would commit another robbery soon, but the gun only had one bullet which was intended for him if he was caught.

AUDIO: Phone conversation between Inscoe and WSPA

During the South Carolina bank robbery, Inscoe allegedly demanded $5,000 and told the bank employee that he had a man outside with a gun and one in the store with a bomb, WSPA reported. Police evacuated the store, but said Inscoe fled the scene in a cream-colored pickup truck with a North Carolina license plate, according to WSPA. 

Inscoe was arrested in Mecklenburg County in January for allegedly robbing the First Citizens Bankon Statesville Road in Huntersville, police said. Police were able to identify Inscoe as the suspect in the Huntersville bank robbery and he was arrested by Charlotte-Mecklenburg police a week following the incident. 

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Inscoe is expected to appear in court Monday morning in Iredell County. Inscoe is then expected to appear in court in Mecklenburg County Monday afternoon. 

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