Former South Carolina police chief Richard Inman, was charged last week with entering a bank, depository or building and loan with intent to steal
Inman, 49, was shot and wounded after leading deputies on a chase
At the time of his arrest, Inman was on probation stemming from 2017 bank robbery conviction
He Inman was forced to resign as Williamston chief of police in 2011 over racist Facebook posts
Lawman to criminal: Former Williamston, South Carolina, police chief Richard Inman, [photo], has been charged with robbing a second bank in as many years. Inman was seen in the act on video, inside the Bank of America branch on US 17 in Pawleys Island, SC, on the evening of March 22
A former South Carolina police chief on probation for robbing a bank in 2017 is accused of pulling off another bank heist and leading cops on a chase that ended when he was shot and wounded.
Former chief Inman, 49, was charged last week with entering a bank, depository or building and loan with intent to steal; and failure to stop for a blue light.
According to local authorities, Inman walked into the Bank of America branch on US 17 in Pawleys Island just before 6pm on March 22 and handed a note to a teller demanding money and claiming her was armed.
With an undisclosed amount of money in hand, Inman then allegedly took off in a van that was spotted by deputies going south on US 17 in Georgetown County, where a chase ensued.
On Friday, after arriving at the bank, Inman, who claimed to be armed, handed a teller a note and took off in a van with an undisclosed amount of cash, before he was chased down and taken into custody
The pursuit ended after Charleston and Georgetown sheriff’s deputies opened fire on Inman. The suspect suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
He was initially taken to a hospital for treatment and later booked into the Georgetown County Jail.
At the time of his arrest, Inman was on probation stemming from his previous run-in with the law in June 2017, when he robbed a Bank of America branch in Simpsonville, according to Count On 2 News.
He was later handed a sentence of 15 years suspended and four years of probation.
Inman resigned as chief of the Williamston Police Department in 2011, after two years at the helm of the law enforcement agency, at the request of the town’s then-mayor over racist Facebook messages.
One of the offensive Facebook posts depicted a portable toilet that was labeled a ‘Mexican spaceship,’ reported The Post and Courier.
Inman argued at the time that the post was meant to be humorous.
Between 1991 and 2009, Inman served at the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office, Greenville Police Department, Fountain Inn Police Department and the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office.