Man wanted for several thefts arrested during search for bank robber


LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Lexington police didn’t get their man wanted for a bank robbery Monday, but they did get a man wanted for several other crimes.

Lexington police arrested Chad Weathers Monday as they were investigating a robbery at Central Bank at 515 West New Circle Road.

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Police say someone went into the bank, pulled out a gun and demanded money.

The suspect took off in a red van, only to crash it into Aurora Pools and Spa a few streets over.

The suspect got out and ran off.

Police say during their search, they spotted someone who looked like the suspect in a car with three other people.

The car stopped in on Asbury Drive and three people got out. Police stopped them and took them in for questioning.

They say the suspect drove off down the interstate but they believe the car ran out of gas, because the man left the car and ran off.

Police found him hiding behind a shed on New Orleans Court and took him into custody.

Police say Weathers is not a suspect in the Central Bank robbery, but he is wanted for several outstanding warrants.

Weathers is accused of stealing $44 worth of items from a Speedway on April 13 then $260 of merchandise from High Acres Liquor about two hours after that.

Police say on April 15, Weathers stole $114 worth of alcohol from Meijer near Lexington Green.

He is also accused of stealing two bottles of Woodford Reserve Bourbon from Kroger on Beaumont Centre Circle on April 23.

Weathers faces several theft, robbery and burglary charges.