Deputies arrest suspect who allegedly robbed bank near Wingate University
Those on campus were asked to lock all doors and windows and await further instructions.
Published: Dec. 14, 2022 at 1:06 PM EST
UNION COUNTY, N.C. (WBTV) – The Wingate Police Department has charged a man in connection to a bank robbery suspect in Union County.
Wingate University issued an immediate lockdown for the campus Wednesday afternoon but lifted it around 1:30 p.m.
According to officials, Wingate Police asked campus officials to go into lockdown after a bank robbery across from the university on Highway 74.
The suspect was identified as Billy Joe Long.
He was arrested the next day and charged with felony common law robbery.
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